Game 92 lineups: Nats vs. Pirates

Stephen Strasburg set the tone last night with a dominant start to open the season’s second half. Does Tanner Roark have one in himself tonight against the Pirates?

Roark was given this assignment in part to keep him as close to on-schedule as possible. He hasn’t started a game since July 6, but he did pitch 2 1/3 perfect innings in relief Sunday afternoon in New York, not a bad tune-up at all.

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The Nationals lineup faces a challenge tonight in Gerrit Cole, the Pittsburgh ace who returns from a month-long DL stint with a right triceps strain.

PITTSBURGH PIRATES vs. WASHINGTON NATIONALS
Where: Nationals Park
Gametime: 7:05 p.m. EDT
TV: MASN2, Ch. 9, MLB.tv
Radio: 106.7 FM, XM 89, MLB.com
Weather: Chance of storms, 84 degrees, wind 9 mph out to center field

NATIONALS (55-36)
CF Ben Revere
LF Jayson Werth
RF Bryce Harper
3B Anthony Rendon
1B Clint Robinson
C Wilson Ramos
2B Stephen Drew
SS Danny Espinosa
RHP Tanner Roark

PIRATES (46-44)
1B John Jaso
LF Starling Marte
CF Andrew McCutchen
3B Jung Ho Kang
RF Sean Rodriguez
2B Josh Harrison
SS Jordy Mercer
C Eric Fryer
RHP Gerrit Cole

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