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Today's lineups: Nats regulars go in Game 1 of doubleheader

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It’s overcast and misty but relatively dry here at Nationals Park this Saturday morning. And with a long day of baseball on tap the Nationals can only be hoping it stays that way. After arguably their most crushing loss of the season was sealed just 13 1/2 hours ago, the Nationals have two games on tap with the Atlanta Braves. Their lead in the NL East could be back up to 4 1/2 games by the end of it or it could be down to just a half-game.

Jesus Flores left Friday night’s game with a stiff back but he was feeling well enough to get the start in Game One on Saturday. Sandy Leon is likely to catch Game Two.

Here are the full lineups for Game One:

Nationals

Steve Lombardozzi LF
Bryce Harper CF
Ryan Zimmerman 3B
Michael Morse RF
Adam LaRoche 1B
Ian Desmond SS
Danny Espinosa 2B
Jesus Flores C
Edwin Jackson P 

Braves

Michael Bourn CF
Martin Prado LF
Jason Heyward RF
Freddie Freeman 1B
Brian McCann C
Dan Uggla 2B
Juan Francisco 3B
Paul Janish SS
Ben Sheets 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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