Game 118 lineups: Nats vs. Reds (Kendrick activated)

The Nationals are back home after a long and eventful road trip that started in Arizona with three new relievers, continued in San Francisco with a sweep and then concluded with a wild weekend in New York. Now they are right back at it with a week of home games against the Reds and Brewers. And they’ve got a familiar face back on their active roster (though not the lineup).

Howie-Kendrick-Home-Run-Swing-White-Sidebar.jpgHowie Kendrick is back after a brief stint on the injured list with a strained hamstring. Kendrick was activated this afternoon, with Andrew Stevenson optioned to Double-A Harrisburg to clear a roster spot. Kendrick will be available off the bench, with Asdrúbal Cabrera again getting the start at second base and Matt Adams at first base against Reds right-hander Anthony DeSclafani.

Juan Soto is not in the lineup, which isn’t a huge surprise to anyone who saw him sprain his ankle rounding third base yesterday. We should get more of a definitive update on Soto shortly, but in the meantime, it’s Gerardo Parra in left field.

WASHINGTON NATIONALS vs. CINCINNATI REDS
Where: Nationals Park
Gametime: 7:05 p.m. EDT
TV: MASN2, MLB.tv
Radio: 106.7 FM, 1500 AM, MLB.com
Weather: Partly cloudy, 89 degrees, wind 10 mph out to left field

NATIONALS (62-55)
SS Trea Turner
RF Adam Eaton
3B Anthony Rendon
1B Matt Adams
2B Asdrúbal Cabrera
LF Gerardo Parra
C Kurt Suzuki
CF Victor Robles
RHP Erick Fedde

REDS (56-60)
LF Jesse Winker
1B Joey Votto
3B Eugenio Suárez
2B Josh VanMeter
RF Aristides Aquino
CF Nick Senzel
C Tucker Barnhart
SS José Iglesias
RHP Anthony DeSclafani

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