Desmond gets a day off, Lombardozzi to hit leadoff

Ian Desmond has gotten off to a nice start this season, hitting .300 with a homer, four RBIs and a .333 on-base percentage.

Tonight, the Nationals' starting shortstop will get his first day off of the 2012 campaign.

Steve Lombardozzi will play shortstop and hit leadoff for Davey Johnson's Nats tonight as they look for the sweep against Bud Norris and the Astros.

If they can pick up another win tonight, the Nats would earn their first four-game home sweep since arriving in D.C. in 2005. They had a shot to snap that streak last series, but lose the finale to the Reds.

Here are your lineups for tonight's game:

Nationals
SS Steve Lombardozzi
2B Danny Espinosa
3B Ryan Zimmerman
1B Adam LaRoche
RF Jayson Werth
CF Rick Ankiel
C Wilson Ramos
LF Roger Bernadina
P Edwin Jackson

Astros
CF Jordan Schafer
2B Jose Altuve
LF J.D. Martinez
1B Carlos Lee
RF Brian Bogusevic
3B Matt Downs
C Jason Castro
SS Marwin Gonzalez
P Bud Norris

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