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Jayson Werth remains out of the Nationals’ lineup following his MRI exam Tuesday night. And with his on-base streak snapped at 36 games, Denard Span also receives his first day off in a long while against right-hander Bartolo Colon. With two-thirds of the outfield on the bench, Michael Taylor — fresh off his stellar big league debut — will play center field and bat leadoff.


1. Michael Taylor, CF

2. Asdrubal Cabrera, 2B

3. Anthony Rendon, 3B

4. Adam LaRoche, 1B

5. Ian Desmond, SS

6. Bryce Harper, RF

7. Wilson Ramos, C

8. Kevin Frandsen, LF

9. Jordan Zimmermann, SP


1. Curtis Granderson, RF

2. Daniel Murphy, 2B

3. David Wright, 3B

4. Lucas Duda, 1B

5. Travis d’Arnaud, C

6. Matt den Dekker, LF

7. Juan Lagares, CF

8. Wilmer Flores, SS

9. Bartolo Colon, RHP