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The Nationals will start a three-game series against the Padres tonight facing Andrew Cashner, a tall, hard-throwing right-hander. Gio Gonzalez, who had a 2.10 ERA in May and June combined, starts for the Nationals. The Padres are getting shortstop Everth Cabrera back from the DL and have lost six straight without him.


1. Denard Span, CF

2.  Ian Desmond, SS

3. Bryce Harper, LF

4. Ryan Zimmerman, 3B

5. Adam LaRoche, 1B

6. Jayson Werth, RF

7. Anthony Rendon, 2B

8. Wilson Ramos, C

9. Gio Gonzalez, SP

Padres (to come)

1. Everth Cabrera, SS

2. Chris Denorfia, CF

3. Carlos Quentin, LF

4. Chase Headley, 3B

5. Kyle Blanks, RF

6. Logan Forsythe, 2B

7. Jesus Guzman, 1B

8. Yasmani Grandal, C

9. Andrew Cashner, SP