Today's lineups: Ryan Zimmerman in despite sore shoulder

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BALTIMORE — It was after his second straight 0-for-4 evening that Ryan Zimmerman and Nationals manager Davey Johnson both admitted the third baseman’s shoulder is not right. The possibility of a cortisone injection exists, as does a possible disabled list stint centered on the All-Star break.

But for now, Zimmerman will continue to gut it out, playing third base and hitting third for the Nationals.

The Nationals will play a rubber game for just the fourth time this season this afternoon in Baltimore. They are 3-0 in those games to this point. They’ll send Ross Detwiler to the mound, making his first start since May 25 after the Nationals swapped he and Chien-Ming Wang again, and the Orioles will counter with right-hander Jake Arrieta.

Here are the full lineups:


Steve Lombardozzi LF
Bryce Harper RF
Ryan Zimmerman 3B
Adam LaRoche 1B
Michael Morse DH
Ian Desmond SS
Danny Espinosa 2B
Rick Ankiel CF
Jhonatan Solano C
— Ross Detwiler P


Brian Roberts 2B
J.J. Hardy SS
Adam Jones CF
Matt Wieters C
Mark Reynolds 1B
Steve Pearce RF
Ronny Paulino DH
Steve Tolleson LF
Robert Andino 3B
— Jake Arrieta P

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

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