Hairston gets start in left against Hamels

The Nationals will try salvage the series against the Phillies this afternoon and end a two-game losing streak. gio-gonzalez-smile-pitching-sidebar.jpgLeft-handers Gio Gonzalez and Cole Hamels will square off on the mound. With Hamels starting, Bryce Harper is out of the lineup and Scott Hairston is starting in his place. Hairston is a .392 hitter with five doubles, five home runs and nine RBIs in his career against Hamels. For the Nationals CF Denard Span 3B Anthony Rendon RF Jayson Werth 1B Adam LaRoche SS Ian Desmond LF Scott Hairston 2B Asdrubal Cabrera C Jose Lobaton LHP Gio Gonzalez

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