Desmond hitting cleanup in West Coast finale

The Nationals will happily put a cap on their rocky 10-game West Coast road trip today when they face the Giants in the finale of this three-game set.

Manager Davey Johnson has tweaked his lineup again, moving Ian Desmond into the cleanup spot and bumping Adam LaRoche down to the No. 5 hole in the order against Giants left-hander Madison Bumgarner.

Tyler Moore will play left field and hit sixth today.

Bumgarner is coming off the worst start of his career; he allowed nine runs his last time out in a loss to the Rockies. The lefty is 4-2 with a 3.09 ERA this season.

Gio Gonzalez (3-2, 4.01 ERA) gets the ball today for the Nats, who are looking to snap a four-game losing streak.

For the Nats
CF Denard Span
RF Bryce Harper
3B Ryan Zimmerman
SS Ian Desmond
1B Adam LaRoche
LF Tyler Moore
2B Danny Espinosa
C Kurt Suzuki
LHP Gio Gonzalez

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