Starting lineups: Nats vs. Marlins in West Palm Beach

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – After making the 3 1/2-hour trek to Tampa yesterday for what resulted in a 4-2 walk-off loss to the Yankees, the Nationals return to Florida’s Atlantic side for the first of their next five games taking place in the greater West Palm Beach area.

Those in attendance today at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches will get their first look at MacKenzie Gore in a Nats home uniform after he made his debut on Saturday against the Cardinals in Jupiter. The young southpaw allowed just one hit with one strikeout and threw 18 pitches (13 strikes) to four batters in a scoreless inning that afternoon. Today, he’ll go a little deeper into the game, pitching multiple innings for the first time.

They’ll also get the first look at Carter Kieboom in live game action in about a year since needing Tommy John surgery. He’s batting ninth as the designated hitter.

The Nationals have a handful of regulars in today’s lineup, including Lane Thomas, Corey Dickerson, Jeimer Candelario, Dominic Smith, Keibert Ruiz and Victor Robles. The relievers expected to follow Gore out of the bullpen include Paolo Espino, Thaddeus Ward, Mason Thompson and Hunter Harvey.

Where: The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches, West Palm Beach
Gametime: 1:05 p.m. EST
TV: None
Radio: (Marlins broadcast)
Weather: Sunny, 84 degrees, wind 12 mph out to left field

RF Lane Thomas
LF Corey Dickerson
3B Jeimer Candelario
1B Dominic Smith
C Keibert Ruiz
2B Michael Chavis
CF Victor Robles
SS Jeter Downs
DH Carter Kieboom

LHP MacKenzie Gore

CF Bryan De La Cruz
LF Jorge Soler
1B Garrett Cooper
DH Avisaíl García
C Nick Fortes
SS Joey Wendle
RF Jesús Sánchez
2B Garrett Hampson
3B Alex De Goti

RHP Edward Cabrera

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