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The Nationals will try to win the series tonight in Los Angeles behind Ross Detwiler, who has yet to allow more than three earned runs in a start all year. They’ll face Zack Greinke, who will make only his third start of the year. On April 11, he separated his left shoulder in a brawl with the Padres. The Braves have already lost, and so if the Nationals win they’ll be tied for first in the NL East.

Never had time to post the lineups earlier. Danny Espinosa remains at second base, and Denard Span returns after a night off. Johnson said he planned on having a conversation with Espinosa about simplifying his approach. With Bryce Harper still out, Roger Bernadina in right.

Here they are in full:


1. Denard Span, CF

2. Steve Lombardozzi, LF

3. Ryan Zimmerman, 3B

4. Adam LaRoche, 1B

5. Ian Desmond, SS

6. Wilson Ramos, C

7. Danny Espinosa, 2B

8. Roger Bernadina, RF

9. Ross Detwiler, SP


1. Dee Gordon, SS

2. Nick Punto, 2B

3. Matt Kemp, CF

4. Adrian Gonzalez, 3B

5. A.J. Ellis, C

6. Andre Ethier, RF

7. Scott Van Slyke, LF

8. Juan Uribe, 3B

9. Zack Greinke, SP