Game 147 lineups: Nationals at Braves

ATLANTA - The Nationals' penultimate road trip of the season begins in Atlanta, with serious National League East implications at play, at least for the home team.

Cory Abbott, hours before his 27th birthday, takes the mound for the Nats as they open a three-game series against the Braves, who sit just one game behind the Mets in the division. Serving a variety of roles for Washington this season, Abbott is looking to improve upon a quietly impressive September, during which the righty has posted a 3.48 ERA in 10 1/3 innings. 

Abbott will face an Atlanta lineup that lacks star second baseman Ozzie Albies, who fractured his right pinkie in Sunday's win over the Phillies. The 25-year-old will be sidelined for the remainder of the regular season. He'll be replaced by rookie Vaughn Grissom, who bats ninth in the series opener tonight.

 Truist Park

Gametime: 7:25 p.m. EDT
Radio: 106.7 FM,
Weather: Sunny, 86 degrees, wind 6 mph out of the north


RF Lane Thomas
LF Alex Call
2B Luis García
1B Joey Meneses
DH Luke Voit
3B Ildemaro Vargas
SS CJ Abrams
C Riley Adams
CF Victor Robles


RF Ronald Acuña Jr.
SS Dansby Swanson
3B Austin Riley 
1B Matt Olson
C Travis D'Arnaud
CF Michael Harris II
DH William Contreras
LF Eddie Rosario
2B Vaughn Grissom

RHP Kyle Wright

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