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The Nationals’ most anticipated series to this point of the season starts tonight, with Jordan Zimmermann trying to extend his recent dominant stretch — one run in 25 innings over three starts this month — against the Braves. There are no surprises in the Nationals’ lineup, which faces Gavin Floyd as a Brave for the first time. Last season, when Floyd pitched for the White Sox, the Nationals thumped him for five runs over 5 1/3 innings.



1. Denard Span, CF

2. Anthony Rendon, 2B

3. Jayson Werth, RF

4. Adam LaRoche, 1B

5. Ryan Zimmerman, 3B

6. Ian Desmond, SS

7. Danny Espinosa, 2B

8. Jose Lobaton, C

9. Jordan Zimmermann, SP



1. Tommy La Stella, 2B

2. B.J. Upton, CF

3. Freddie Freeman, 1B

4. Evan Gattis, C

5. Jason Heyward, RF

6. Chris Johnson, 3B

7. Ryan Doumit, LF

8. Andelton Simmons, SS

9. Gavin Floyd, SP