The Washington Times - August 8, 2012, 04:37PM

HOUSTON — After two straight extra-innings games here at Minute Maid Park, the Nationals and Astros get back to it for Game 3 of this four-game series. A win tonight would give the Nationals the series.

Jayson Werth returns to the Nationals’ lineup after a day off to rest his legs and Kurt Suzuki makes his third start as a member of the Nationals, this one catching a familiar arm in Gio Gonzalez. Suzuki, who was Gonzalez’s battery mate for much of his time in Oakland, caught Gonzalez’s first major league start.

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Tonight he’ll catch his first with them together in Nationals uniforms.

Here are the full lineups:

Nationals

Steve Lombardozzi 2B
Bryce Harper CF
Ryan Zimmerman 3B
Adam LaRoche 1B
Michael Morse LF
Jayson Werth RF
Danny Espinosa SS
Kurt Suzuki C
Gio Gonzalez P

Astros

Jose Altuve 2B
Matt Downs 3B
Steve Pearce 1B
Justin Maxwell RF
J.D. Martinez LF
Carlos Corporan C
Brandon Barnes CF
Marwin Gonzalez SS
Andres Galarraga P