Span leading off as Nats try to avoid sweep (Heyward in Braves lineup)

Denard Span is back leading off for the Nationals as manager Davey Johnson produced yet another lineup this afternoon.

Ryan Zimmerman will hit second.

The Braves are 9-3 against the Nats this season and 5-0 at Nats Park. The Nats will try and take a stand in the home-field advantage department tonight.

Jason Heyward is back in the Braves lineup tonight after leaving yesterday's game in the first inning with a strained neck muscle.

For the Nationals
CF Denard Span
3B Ryan Zimmerman
LF Bryce Harper
RF Jayson Werth
1B Adam LaRoche
SS Ian Desmond
2B Anthony Rendon
C Wilson Ramos
RHP Jordan Zimmermann

For the Braves
RF Jason Heyward
LF Justin Upton
1B Freddie Freeman
C Brian McCann
3B Chris Johnson
2B Dan Uggla
CF B.J. Upton
SS Andrelton Simmons
RHP Kris Medlen

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