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The Nationals are playing a rare 12:05 game today because of a team event planned for this evening. The Dream Gala, the Nationals’ annual fund-raisder for the Nationals Dream Foundation, will take place tonight at 6:30 p.m. Players are required to attend. Last year, the Nationals’ game prior to the event went to extra innings, causing delays in players’ arrivals, and so the Lerner family moved up the start time to the game this season. “I’m not too fond of it,” Manager Davey Johnson said.

It’s Dan Haren against Jhoulys Chacin. Talk about the game right here.