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Nationals lineup: Desmond returns to leadoff

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Despite Nationals manager Jim Riggleman saying Tuesday that when his young double play tandem returned to the lineup today Danny Espinosa would bat leadoff and Ian Desmond would drop down to the seventh slot, Riggleman must have changed his mind overnight and the Nationals are back to their Opening Day lineup for tonight’s game against the Marlins.

Nationals:

Ian Desmond SS
Jayson Werth RF
Ryan Zimmerman 3B
Adam LaRoche 1B
Michael Morse LF
Rick Ankiel CF
Danny Espinosa 2B
Ivan Rodriguez C
Livan Hernandez P

Marlins:

Chris Coghlan CF
Omar Infante 2B
Hanley Ramirez SS
Gaby Sanchez 1B
Logan Morrison LF
John Buck C
Donnie Murphy 3B
Emilio Bonifacio RF
Chris Volstad P

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Amanda Comak

Amanda Comak

Amanda Comak covers the Washington Nationals and comes to The Washington Times from the Cape Cod Times and after stints with MLB.com and the Amsterdam (N.Y.) Recorder. A Massachusetts native and 2008 graduate of Boston University, Amanda can be reached at acomak@washingtontimes.com and you can follow her on Twitter @acomak.

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