Starting lineups: Nats vs. Astros in West Palm Beach

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – As we inch closer to Opening Day, teams start having more regulars in the lineup. And that’s going to be even more the case as various World Baseball Classic teams get eliminated.

For the Nationals, the elimination of the powerhouse Dominican Republic team means the return of Jeimer Candelario, who is right back in there and starting at third base today against the Astros. We should also see Erasmo Ramirez (who pitched for Nicaragua) pitching in a game soon.

The Astros also have a decent number of regulars in their lineup today, including Jeremy Peña, Jose Abreu and Alex Bregman. So this should be a good test for MacKenzie Gore, who makes his fifth start of the spring.

Where: The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches
Gametime: 1:05 p.m. EDT
TV: None
Weather: Partly cloudy, 79 degrees, wind 15 mph out to left field

CF Alex Call
2B Luis García
C Keibert Ruiz
LF Corey Dickerson
3B Jeimer Candelario
1B Matt Adams
RF Stone Garrett
DH Victor Robles
SS Leonel Valera

LHP MacKenzie Gore

CF Jake Meyers
SS Jeremy Peña
RF Chas McCormick
1B Jose Abreu
DH Alex Bregman
LF Bligh Madris
3B David Hensley
C C.J. Stubbs
2B Dixon Machado

RHP Hunter Brown

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