Game 56 lineups: Nats at Dodgers

LOS ANGELES - Hello from Dodger Stadium, which looks resplendent as ever in this, its 56th year of existence. The Nationals have made their way down from the Bay Area after going 5-1 in San Francisco and Oakland. Now they face not only the toughest leg of this road trip but possibly their toughest test of the season to date in the red-hot Dodgers.

The Nationals won't have Jayson Werth for this series after placing the veteran left fielder on the 10-day disabled list with a bruised left foot. And they won't waste any time throwing Ryan Raburn into the fire. The just-promoted 36-year-old is in the lineup against the Dodgers' Hyun-Jin Ryu. Given Raburn's career .827 OPS vs. left-handers, it certainly makes sense to start him over the left-handed Brian Goodwin.

Speaking of lefties, it's Gio Gonzalez on the mound for the Nationals, facing a Dodgers lineup that was awful against southpaws last year but has managed to improve some in that regard this season.

gonzalez-gio-grey-pitch-sidebar.jpgWASHINGTON NATIONALS at LOS ANGELES DODGERS
Where: Dodger Stadium
Gametime: 10:10 p.m. EDT
Radio: 106.7 FM, 1500 AM, XM 185/869,
Weather: Clear, 69 degrees, wind 6 mph out to center field

SS Trea Turner
LF Ryan Raburn
RF Bryce Harper
1B Ryan Zimmerman
2B Daniel Murphy
3B Anthony Rendon
C Matt Wieters
CF Michael A. Taylor
LHP Gio Gonzalez

DODGERS (35-23)
3B Logan Forsythe
SS Corey Seager
2B Chris Taylor
LF Franklin Gutierrez
1B Enrique Hernandez
C Austin Barnes
RF Yasiel Puig
CF Brett Eibner
LHP Hyun-Jin Ryu

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