The Washington Times - May 12, 2011, 03:09PM

ATLANTA — Nationals manager Jim Riggleman said yesterday that he’s going to go with the so-called hot hand when it comes to making out the lineup. Right now, that means that Laynce Nix will get every opportunity to continue to deliver.

After a 3-for-5 night Wednesday, Nix is starting again tonight in left field as the Nationals face Derek Lowe and the Braves. Alex Cora, one of the heroes from Wednesday’s extra-innings affair, was also in the starting lineup with the start at third base. Adam LaRoche, who’s been the team’s primary cleanup hitter, dropped to fifth.

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Here are the full lineups:

Nationals:

Roger Bernadina CF
Ian Desmond SS
Jayson Werth RF
Laynce Nix LF
Adam LaRoche 1B
Danny Espinosa 2B
Ivan Rodriguez C
Alex Cora 3B
Jordan Zimmermann P

Braves:

Martin Prado LF
Nate McLouth CF
Chipper Jones 3B
Brian McCann C
Dan Uggla 2B
Eric Hinske RF
Freddie Freeman 1B
Alex Gonzalez SS
Derek Lowe P