Harper in center, Nady in left, Werth hitting third

With the Nationals facing another left-handed starter tonight, Rick Ankiel will take a seat and Bryce Harper will get the start in center field for manager Davey Johnson.

This will be Harper’s second time playing center in his four major league games.

Jayson Werth will hit in the No. 3 hole today, with Xavier Nady playing in left and hitting fifth. Tyler Moore again will come off the bench.

Joe Saunders will take the mound for the Diamondbacks, looking to improve on his 2-1 record and 0.90 ERA. It’ll be Edwin Jackson (1-1, 3.16 ERA) getting the ball for the Nats.

Here are the lineups for tonight’s game:

SS Ian Desmond
3B Steve Lombardozzi
RF Jayson Werth
1B Adam LaRoche
LF Xavier Nady
2B Danny Espinosa
CF Bryce Harper
C Wilson Ramos
P Edwin Jackson

CF Gerardo Parra
2B Aaron Hill
RF Justin Upton
LF Jason Kubel
C Miguel Montero
1B Paul Goldschmidt
3B Ryan Roberts
SS John McDonald
P Joe Saunders

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