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Back home after a 10-day road trip and a day off, the Nationals will use a typical lineup as they start a two-game series against the Astros and ascendant right-hander Dallas Keuchel. Denard Span returns after he was scratched Sunday with lower back stiffness.


1. Denard Span, CF

2. Anthony Rendon, 3B

3. Jayson Werth, RF

4. Adam LaRoche, 1B

5. Ryan Zimmerman, LF

6. Ian Desmond, SS

7. Danny Espinosa, 2B

8. Jose Lobaton, C

9. Tanner Roark, SP


1. Dexter Fowler, CF

2. Jose Altuve, 2B

3. George Springer, RF

4. Jon Singleton, 1B

5. Jason Castro, C

6. Matt Dominguez, 3B

7. Jonathan Villar, SS

8. Robbie Grossman, LF

9. Dallas Keuchel, SP