The Washington Times - June 9, 2012, 12:49PM

BOSTON — After sitting out the first game of the Nationals’ series opener with the Red Sox, both Steve Lombardozzi and Rick Ankiel return to the starting lineup on Saturday for this late afternoon matinee.

Ankiel will be making his first start since May 29 — relegated to a bench role since Michael Morse returned from the disabled list. And both Lombardozzi and Tyler Moore, who played left field on Friday, were out taking balls off the wall in left field early here at Fenway Park.


Because of the DH this weekend, though, Ankiel gets another chance to start while Morse’s bat remains in the lineup.

Here are the full lineups for Daisuke Matsuzaka’s first major league start after Tommy John surgery:


Steve Lombardozzi LF
Bryce Harper RF
Ryan Zimmerman 3B
Adam LaRoche 1B
Michael Morse DH
Ian Desmond SS
Danny Espinosa 2B
Rick Ankiel CF
Jesus Flores C
Gio Gonzalez P

Red Sox

Daniel Nava LF
Dustin Pedroia 2B
Adrian Gonzalez RF
David Oritz DH
Kevin Youkilis 1B
Will Middlebrooks 3B
Mike Aviles SS
Darnell McDonald CF
Kelly Shoppach C
Daisuke Matsuzaka P