Span, Bernadina and Solano part of Nats’ Game 2 lineup

After sitting out the first half of today’s doubleheader with a sore ankle, Denard Span returns to the Nationals’ lineup for the nightcap.

Span will be back in center field and atop the batting order as the Nats look to sweep the doubleheader and take 2-of-3 from the Twins, Span’s former team.

Also in the Nats’ lineup for Game 2 of the doubleheader are Roger Bernadina, who will play left field and hit second, and Jhonatan Solano, who will be behind the plate and hit eighth.

Nathan Karns get his third career big league start tonight. He’s posted a 6.00 ERA over his first two outings with the Nats.

For the Nats
CF Denard Span
LF Roger Bernadina
3B Ryan Zimmerman
RF Jayson Werth
1B Adam LaRoche
SS Ian Desmond
2B Anthony Rendon
C Jhonatan Solano
RHP Nathan Karns

For the Twins
3B Jamey Carroll
C Chris Herrmann
1B Joe Mauer
LF Josh Willingham
RF Chris Parmelee
CF Aaron Hicks
2B Eduardo Escobar
SS Pedro Florimon
RHP Samuel Deduno

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