Game 58 lineups: Nats at White Sox

CHICAGO - Hello from the South Side, where the Nationals are appearing for the first time since the John McLaren Era. For those who have forgotten, that was June 24-26, 2011, when McLaren served as Nats manager for three games following Jim Riggleman's surprise resignation and before Davey Johnson took over, and proceeded to go 2-1 against the White Sox. That technically makes McLaren the most successful manager in team history, at least based on that .667 winning percentage.

But anyways, that was a long time ago and things have changed dramatically since then. Tonight, Dusty Baker leads this version of the Nationals into U.S. Cellular Field for the opener of a three-game, interleague series with the Pale Hose, trying to finish off this nine-game road trip in style. The Nats swept the Phillies, then lost two of three to the Reds, now will take on a Chicago club that started off hot but has been in a tailspin recently, losing 10 of their last 12.

Since we're in an American League park, the Nationals get to use a designated hitter for the series. Tonight, Jayson Werth will hold that role, giving Michael A. Taylor a chance to play center field (and bat ninth) and Ben Revere to slide over to left field. Also of note: Ryan Zimmerman is back from paternity leave, but he's not back in the No. 5 spot in the order. Instead, the .350-hitting Wilson Ramos will bat behind Daniel Murphy, with Zimmerman batting sixth.

Joe Ross gets the start for the Nationals, with veteran right-hander Mat Latos on the hill for the White Sox ...

Where: U.S. Cellular Field, Chicago
Gametime: 8:10 p.m. EDT
Radio: 106.7 FM, XM 869,
Weather: Mostly cloudy, 66 degrees, wind 4 mph out to center field

Ross-Throws-Gray.jpgNATIONALS (34-23)
LF Ben Revere
DH Jayson Werth
RF Bryce Harper
2B Daniel Murphy
C Wilson Ramos
1B Ryan Zimmerman
3B Anthony Rendon
SS Danny Espinosa
CF Michael A. Taylor

RHP Joe Ross

WHITE SOX (29-28)
RF Adam Eaton
CF Austin Jackson
1B Jose Abreu
3B Todd Frazier
LF Melky Cabrera
2B Brett Lawrie
DH J.B. Shuck
C Dioner Navarro
SS Tyler Saladino

RHP Mat Latos

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