Game 22 lineups: Nats at Dodgers (Rendon to DL)

LOS ANGELES - After some star-studded matchups to begin this weekend's series, the finale on Sunday Night Baseball doesn't quite stack up. It's Jeremy Hellickson versus Alex Wood. Not that this game is any less important for either the Nationals or Dodgers, each very motivated to win the series and get back to the .500 mark in the process.

rendon-home-run-nlds-sidebar.jpgAs has been the case for more than a week now, the Nationals would love to have Anthony Rendon in their lineup. But for the eighth consecutive game since he fouled a ball off his left big toe, he's not in there. Davey Martinez said last night they would need to "re-evaluate" the third baseman's status. Stay tuned, because the time may finally have come to make a move.

Hellickson, meanwhile, will look to go a bit deeper in his second start of the season after throwing 88 pitches in 4 2/3 innings against the Mets. He'll be going up against some potent left-handed bats in the Dodgers lineup.

WASHINGTON NATIONALS at LOS ANGELES DODGERS
Where: Dodger Stadium
Gametime: 8:08 p.m. EDT
TV: ESPN, MLB.tv
Radio: 106.7 FM, MLB.com
Weather: Sunny, 75 degrees, wind 6 mph out to center field

NATIONALS
SS Trea Turner
2B Howie Kendrick
RF Bryce Harper
1B Ryan Zimmerman
CF Michael A. Taylor
LF Moisés Sierra
C Pedro Severino
3B Wilmer Difo
RHP Jeremy Hellickson

DODGERS
CF Chris Taylor
SS Corey Seager
C Yasmani Grandal
1B Cody Bellinger
LF Joc Pederson
RF Yasiel Puig
2B Chase Utley
3B Max Muncy
LHP Alex Wood

Update: The Nationals have placed Rendon on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to April 19, and recalled right-hander Austin L. Adams from Triple-A Syracuse.

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