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Nationals - Padres lineups: Looking for a sweep

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The Washington Nationals will send Stephen Strasburg to the mound Sunday afternoon in search of their first three-game sweep since April.

The Nationals have not swept a three-game series since they took three straight from the Chicago White Sox on April 9-11. In that series, they scored 20 runs. In the first two games of their series with the Padres, they’ve scored 13. 

They may not need to get seven on Sunday — particularly if Strasburg continues to pitch the way he has of late. When the Nationals score three runs or more they are 40-10.

According to the team’s PR staff, in games in which their underachieving offense scores two runs or fewer, the Nationals are 5-32. 

Adam LaRoche gets a day off against left-hander Robbie Erlin with Tyler Moore getting the start at first base.

Here are the full lineups:

Nationals

Denard Span CF
Ian Desmond SS
Bryce Harper LF
Ryan Zimmerman 3B
Jayson Werth RF
Anthony Rendon 2B
Tyler Moore 1B
Wilson Ramos C
Stephen Strasburg P

Padres

 Everth Cabrera SS
Will Venable CF
Carlos Quentin LF
Chase Headley 3B
Jesus Guzman 1B
Kyle Blanks RF
Nick Hundley C
Alexi Amarista 2B
Robbie Erlin 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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