Werth returns to Nats lineup in opener vs. D-backs

Right fielder Jayson Werth, who hasn’t started since Aug. 7 while nursing inflammation in the AC joint in his right shoulder, will be back in the Nationals lineup tonight for the opener of a four-game series against the Diamondbacks.

The sprained AC joint limited Werth, who got a cortisone injection late last week to reduce the imflammation and discomfort.

Right-hander Jordan Zimmermann opposes Arizona left-hander Vidal Nuno.

The Nationals are seeking their seventh straight victory.

For the Diamondbacks
CF Ender Inciarte
2B Aaron Hill
RF David Peralta
LF Mike Trumbo
C Miguel Montero
1B Jordan Pacheco
3B Jake Lamb
SS Didi Gregorius
LHP Vidal Nuno

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

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