Anthony Rendon. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) Anthony Rendon. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

A day after hitting cleanup against a left-handed starter, Anthony Rendon is back hitting second in the lineup. Bryce Harper is hitting fifth. The Nationals face right-handed starter Jered Weaver. Adam LaRoche sat on Tuesday, in part because of the left-handed starter and in part because of a sore quad, but is back in the lineup on Wednesday.



1. Denard Span, CF

2. Anthony Rendon, 3B

3. Jayson Werth, RF

4. Adam LaRoche, 1B

5. Bryce Harper, LF

6. Ian Desmond, SS

7. Danny Espinosa, 2B,

8. Jose Lobaton, C

9. Gio Gonzalez, SP



1. Colin Cowgill, RF

2. Mike Trout, CF

3. Albert Pujols, 1B

4. Howie Kendrick, 2B

5. Erick Aybar, SS

6. Chris Iannetta, C

7. David Freese, 3B

8. J.B. Shuck, LF

9. Jered Weaver, SP