Moore to start in left field, Harper to center

Those wanting Tyler Moore to get a shot at more playing time, here you go.

Moore will start in left field and hit seventh for the Nationals in tonight’s game against the Pirates. It will be the rookie’s second major league start, both of which will have been in left.

With the Nats facing a left-hander in Erik Bedard, Davey Johnson is going with a lineup stacked with right-handed hitters. He’ll put Moore in left and Xavier Nady in right field, with Bryce Harper moving over to center and Rick Ankiel getting the day off.

Nady will hit fifth, with Danny Espinosa slotted in the six-hole.

Ross Detwiler will get the ball for the Nats, looking to improve on his 3-1 record and 1.59 ERA.

Here are the lineups for both teams:

SS Ian Desmond
CF Bryce Harper
3B Ryan Zimmerman
1B Adam LaRoche
RF Xavier Nady
2B Danny Espinosa
LF Tyler Moore
C Wilson Ramos
P Ross Detwiler

RF Jose Tabata
2B Neil Walker
CF Andrew McCutchen
3B Pedro Alvarez
1B Casey McGehee
LF Yamaico Navarro
C Rod Barajas
SS Josh Harrison
P Erik Bedard

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