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Nationals-Giants lineups: Bryce Harper returns, Danny Espinosa sits

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Bryce Harper will return to the lineup after he missed the past two days with swelling in his left knee, the most prominent lingering effect of his collision with the Dodger Stadium wall. Danny Espinosa, meantime, will sit in favor of Steve Lombardozzi at second base. Lombardozzi had three hits yesterday. Espinosa is mired in a 1-for-28 slump during which he has struck out 13 times, and he is hitting .163/.191/.296 for the year.

Kurt Suzuki will also get a rare day off, with Jhonatan Solano getting his first start since Wilson Ramos went on the disabled list.

Nationals

1. Denard Span, CF

2. Steve Lombardozzi, 2B

3. Bryce Harper, RF

4. Ryan Zimmerman, 3B

5. Adam LaRoche, 1B

6. Ian Desmond, SS

7. Roger Bernadina, LF

8. Jhonatan Solano, C

9. Zach Duke, P

Giants

1-8 TBD

9. Ryan Vogelsong, SP

Adam Kilgore covers national sports for the Washington Post. Previously he served as the Post's Washington Nationals beat writer from 2010 to 2014.
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