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As expected, the quad tightness that kept Bryce Harper out of last night’s lineup proved to be a minor issue. Harper returns to the Nationals’ lineup tonight to face the Cardinals, whom the Nationals have not beaten since Game 4 of the NLDS. Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright is on the mound.

Nationals

1. Anthony Rendon, 3B

2. Bryce Harper, LF

3. Jayson Werth, RF

4. Adam LaRoche, 1B

5. Ian Desmond, SS

6. Danny Espinosa, 2B

7. Nate McLouth, CF

8. Jose Lobaton, C

9. Taylor Jordan, SP

Cardinals

1. Matt Carpenter, 3B

2. Kolten Wong, 2B

3. Matt Holliday, LF

4. Matt Adams, 1B

5. Yadier Molina, C

6. Allen Craig, 1B

7. Jhonny Peralta, SS

8. Jon Jay, CF

9. Adam Wainwright, SP