The Washington Times - August 2, 2011, 03:35PM

After giving the Nationals two home runs Monday night, Rick Ankiel found himself back in the leadoff spot in the starting lineup for a second straight day — and just seventh of his career. He’ll man center on Tuesday while, despite facing right-hander Derek Lowe, Jonny Gomes will get the start in left. 

Laynce Nix will sit after starting last night and driving in a run with a single. Nix was pulled for a defensive replacement in Brian Bixler in the ninth inning so his right Achilles may well be acting up. We’ll find out when the clubhouse opens to reporters.

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At any rate, here are the full lineups behind Atlanta’s Lowe and Washington’s John Lannan:

Nationals:

Rick Ankiel CF
Danny Espinosa 2B
Ryan Zimmerman 3B
Michael Morse 1B
Jayson Werth RF
Jonny Gomes LF
Ian Desmond SS
Wilson Ramos C
John Lannan P

Braves:

Michael Bourn CF
Martin Prado LF
Freddie Freeman 1B
Dan Uggla 2B
Alex Gonzalez SS
Brooks Conrad 3B
David Ross C
Jose Constanza RF
Derek Lowe P