Nationals-Phillies lineups: Kurt Suzuki plays for 10th straight day as Nationals again go for clincher

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If there’s one man the Nationals’ slow march toward the National League East title might’ve taken the worst toll on the past week, it’s catcher Kurt Suzuki. Suzuki is in the Nationals’ lineup for the 10th straight day as they look to beat the Phillies and clinch the division.

Nationals manager Davey Johnson said Sunday that Suzuki has told him in the past he “wants ‘em all,” so he has no qualms about continuing to run him out there as his No. 1 catcher. 

With John Lannan on the mound, the rest of the Nationals’ lineup remains exactly the same. They’ll face Phillies right-hander Kyle Kendrick, who they knocked out in the third inning last week in Philadelphia.  

Here are the full lineups:

Nationals

Jayson Werth RF
Bryce Harper CF
Ryan Zimmerman 3B
Adam LaRoche 1B
Michael Morse LF
Ian Desmond SS
Danny Espinosa 2B
Kurt Suzuki C
John Lannan P

Phillies

Kevin Frandsen 3B
John Mayberry Jr. CF
Chase Utley 2B
Carlos Ruiz C
Ty Wigginton 1B
Domonic Brown RF
Darin Ruf LF
Michael Martinez SS
Kyle Kendrick 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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