The Washington Times - July 24, 2013, 03:21PM

Washington Nationals left fielder Bryce Harper and shortstop Ian Desmond were both out of the lineup on Wednesday afternoon as the Nationals look to break a five-game losing streak.

Manager Davey Johnson said on his weekly radio show on the team’s flagship station that he may have to give Harper a day off and that he’d been icing the left knee that cost him 31 games on the disabled list earlier this season. Desmond has had one day off all season to this point, but it is somewhat strange to see him out against a left-handed pitcher.

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Here are the full lineups:

Nationals

Scott Hairston LF
Anthony Rendon SS
Ryan Zimmerman 3B
Jayson Werth RF
Adam LaRoche 1B
Wilson Ramos C
Denard Span CF
Steve Lombardozzi 2B
Stephen Strasburg P

Pirates

Starling Marte LF
Neil Walker 2B
Andrew McCutchen CF
Pedro Alvarez 3B
Garrett Jones 1B
Travis Snider RF
Michael McKenry C
Clint Barmes SS
Francisco Liriano P