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NLDS Game 3: Usual lineups for D.C.'s first MLB playoff game since 1933

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Good morning from Nationals Park where the first Major League Baseball playoff game in Washington since Oct. 7, 1933 — that’s 79 years and three days — starts in a few hours. The sun is out, “October Natitude” is written across the home dugout and a huge American flag is suspended near the center field gate.

Managers Davey Johnson and Mike Matheny are sticking with the same lineups in Game 3 of the division series they used in the first two contests.

For the Nationals, that means Bryce Harper, battling strep throat and a fever, keeps his usual No. 2 spot. And the Cardinals retain the potent No. 2-3-4-5 order that battered the Nationals in Monday’s 12-4 loss at Busch Stadium.

More to come after Johnson and Matheny meet with the media during their pregame press conferences.

Washington 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
Edwin Jackson, RHP

St. Louis Cardinals
Jon Jay, CF
Carlos Beltran, RF
Matt Holliday, LF
Allen Craig, 1B
Yadier Molina, C
David Freese, 3B
Daniel Descalso, 2B
Pete Kozma, SS
Chris Carpenter, RHP

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