The Washington Times - April 9, 2013, 02:04PM

It’s been over two seasons since Adam Dunn was a regular presence at Nationals Park, hitting breathtaking home runs and generally endearing himself to the Nationals’ fanbase.

Maybe that length of time away is why his return to D.C. Tuesday evening seems like more of a footnote than a headline.

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A lot has happened for the Nationals since Dunn was a part of their team. It was before Jayson Werth or Adam LaRoche, before Harper had ever even been in major league camp. Maybe that’s another reason why it seems a little deemphasized.

At any rate, Dunn is back — although not in the lineup. Dunn has started just one game this season at first base, serving primarily as the White Sox designated hitter. Paul Konerko is there Tuesday night in the Nationals’ first inerleague series of the season. 

LaRoche, who missed the last two games with a stiff back, is also back in the Nationals’ lineup, as expected.

Gio Gonzalez will pitch for the Nationals against Jake Peavy. 

Nationals

Denard Span CF
Jayson Werth RF
Bryce Harper LF
Ryan Zimmerman 3B
Adam LaRoche 1B
Ian Desmond SS
Danny Espinosa 2B
Wilson Ramos C
Gio Gonzalez P 

White Sox

Alejandro De Aza CF
Jeff Keppinger 3B
Alex Rios RF
Paul Konerko 1B
Dayan Viciedo LF
Alexei Ramirez SS
Tyler Flowers C
Gordon Beckham 2B
Jake Peavy P