Tracy at first, LaRoche DHing

BALTIMORE - Davey Johnson will go with the same batting order as last night and make just one position change on the diamond, with the exception of the starting pitcher.

Chad Tracy will play first base for the Nationals today, with Adam LaRoche getting a bit of a breather, serving as the designated hitter.

The Nats will take their hacks against veteran right-hander Freddy Garcia, who has gone 1-2 with a 4.61 ERA in five starts since getting called up by the Orioles.

Garcia hasn’t allowed more than four earned runs in any of those five outings, but over his last four starts, opponents are batting .289 off him.

Dan Haren goes for the Nats, looking to improve upon his 4-5 record and 5.43 ERA. Haren allowed three runs over six innings his last time out, striking out 10, the most Ks by a Nats pitcher this season.

For the Nats
CF Denard Span
RF Roger Bernadina
3B Ryan Zimmerman
DH Adam LaRoche
SS Ian Desmond
LF Tyler Moore
1B Chad Tracy
C Kurt Suzuki
2B Danny Espinosa

RHP Dan Haren

For the Orioles
LF Nate McLouth
3B Manny Machado
RF Nick Markakis
CF Adam Jones
1B Chris Davis
C Matt Wieters
SS J.J. Hardy
2B Ryan Flaherty
DH Steve Pearce

RHP Freddy Garcia

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