The Washington Times - April 28, 2013, 12:13PM

It has been six games since Adam LaRoche has had a hit, the Washington Nationals’ first baseman mired in an 0-for-22 slump that has stretched almost an entire week now. 

So manager Davey Johnson has dropped LaRoche into the No. 6 spot in the lineup for Sunday’s series finale with the Cincinnati Reds. The switch bumps Ian Desmond up to the fifth spot, behind Jayson Werth. Danny Espinosa gets his second straight start at the No. 2 spot against left-hander Tony Cingrani.


Here are the full lineups:


Denard Span CF
Danny Espinosa 2B
Bryce Harper LF
Jayson Werth RF
Ian Desmond SS
Adam LaRoche 1B
Anthony Rendon 3B
Kurt Suzuki C
Ross Detwiler P


Shin-Soo Choo CF
Zack Cozart SS
Joey Votto 1B
Brandon Phillips 2B
Todd Frazier 3B
Jay Bruce RF
Xavier Paul LF
Corky Miller C
Tony Cingrani P