Wilson Ramos. (Photo by Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post) Wilson Ramos. (Photo by Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post)

The Nationals will use their standard lineup against right-hander Yu Darvish (4-2, 2.35 ERA), one of baseball’s elite pitchers. Wilson Ramos is back in the lineup after getting Saturday off. For the first time, Tanner Roark faces the Rangers, the team that traded him to Washington in 2010.

Ryan Zimmerman is expected to play at Class A Potomac on Sunday afternoon, his third straight day of action as he rehabs.

Update, 1:10 p.m.: Michael Choice has been scratched from the lineup with a left shin contusion. Daniel Robertson is now playing left and leading off.


1. Denard Span, CF

2. Anthony Rendon, 3B

3. Jayson Werth, RF

4. Adam LaRoche, 1B

5. Wilson Ramos, C

6. Ian Desmond, SS

7. Nate McLouth, LF

8. Danny Espinosa, 2B

9. Tanner Roark, SP



1. Daniel Roberston, LF

2. Elvis Andrus, SS

3. Alex Rios, RF

4. Adrian Beltre, 3B

5. Donnie Murphy, 1B

6. Leonys Martin, CF

7. Chris Gimenez, C

8. Luis Sardinas, 2B

9. Yu Darvish, SP