Moore at first base in finale against Dodgers

LOS ANGELES - That sore back will cost Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche his second consecutive start.

Tyler Moore is at first base for the finale of a three-game series at Dodger Stadium. LaRoche's absence means shortstop Ian Desmond moves to the cleanup spot, with left fielder Bryce Harper hitting fifth.

The Nats are hoping to take the series from the Dodgers, who are in first place in the National League West, and improve to 4-5 on their current road swing.

For the Nationals
CF Denard Span
3B Anthony Rendon
RF Jayson Werth
SS Ian Desmond
LF Bryce Harper
1B Tyler Moore
2B Asdrubal Cabrera
C Jose Lobaton
RHP Jordan Zimmermann

For the Dodgers
2B Dee Gordon
RF Yasiel Puig
1B Adrian Gonzalez
SS Hanley Ramirez
LF Carl Crawford
3B Justin Turner
CF Joc Pederson
C Tim Federowicz
RHP Carlos Frias

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