Batting out of order? Why not?

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Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond has batted ninth in recent games, effectively giving Washington two leadoff hitters once the batting order turns. Manager Jim Riggleman resorted to the strategy in an attempt to spark a struggling offense.

ASSOCIATED PRESS Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond has batted ninth in recent games, effectively giving Washington two leadoff hitters once the batting order turns. Manager Jim Riggleman resorted to the strategy in an attempt to spark a struggling offense.

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