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Wilson Ramos is out of the Nationals’ lineup today after he left last night’s game with a hamstring strain. Kurt Suzuki, who has started one game in August, will catch Jordan Zimmermann. Bryce Harper returns after he was out of the lineup yesterday with the flu.

The Nationals are trying for their fifth straight win, which would match a season-high. They didn’t get any help last night, as both the Reds and Diamondbacks won. The Reds took an early 1-0 lead over the Cubs this afternoon.


1. Denard Span, CF

2. Ryan Zimmerman, 3B

3. Bryce Harper, LF

4. Jayson Werth, RF

5. Ian Desmond, SS

6. Adam LaRoche, 1B

7. Anthony Rendon, 2B

8. Kurt Suzuki, C

9. Jordan Zimmermann, SP


1. Marco Scutaro, 2B

2. Brandon Crawford, SS

3. Brandon Belt, 1B

4. Buster Posey, C

5. Hunter Pence, RF

6. Pablo Sandoval, 3B

7. Roger Kieschnick, LF

8. Gregor Blanco, CF

9. Tim Lincecum, SP