Game 62 lineups: Nats vs. Phillies

Slowly but surely, the Nationals are building their resume, piling up wins at a rate faster than any other big league club than the Cubs. They've now won eight of their last 11, moving to a season-best 13 games over .500. They're getting contributions from up and down their lineup. Their pitching staff continues to be among the best in the majors. And their defensive play remains outstanding.

So the Nats will try to keep the ball rolling today, with an early 12:05 p.m. start against the Phillies. That early start time is to account for tonight's annual charity gala, which all players must attend. It's also the reason for tomorrow's odd 4:05 p.m. Sunday start, giving everyone a chance to sleep in a bit after tonight's event.

Tanner Roark gets the start this afternoon, coming off an abbreviated, three-inning appearance in Cincinnati but hoping to duplicate what he did the previous time out against these same Phillies (two runs, four hits, seven innings). Aaron Nola starts for Philadelphia; the young right-hander also pitched well against the Nats 11 days ago (two runs, five hits, six innings) though he was the hard-luck loser in that one ...

Where: Nationals Park
Gametime: 12:05 p.m. EDT
TV: MASN, MLB Network (out of market),
Radio: 106.7 FM, XM 183,
Weather: Partly cloudy, 83 degrees, wind 10 mph out to center field

tanner-roark-red-sidebar.jpgNATIONALS (37-24)
LF Ben Revere
CF Michael A. Taylor
RF Bryce Harper
2B Daniel Murphy
C Wilson Ramos
1B Clint Robinson
3B Anthony Rendon
SS Stephen Drew
RHP Tanner Roark

PHILLIES (29-32)
CF Odubel Herrera
SS Freddy Galvis
3B Maikel Franco
1B Tommy Joseph
LF Cody Asche
C Cameron Rupp
2B Cesar Hernandez
RHP Aaron Nola
RF Peter Bourjos

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