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He will make one more start with the Nationals before leaving for Team USA and the World Baseball Classic on March 4 and he felt Tuesday’s start helped put him in position to be ready for that.

“You saw the lineup they put out there today,” Detwiler said. “I could’ve been embarrassed pretty easily. I think this helped me out a lot, seeing a lot of their top guys. It makes you focus on keeping the ball down because every one of them could hit the ball a mile.”

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Bryce Harper was 3 for 3 Tuesday, is 6 for 8 on the spring and talked his way into Wednesday’s lineup. … Adam LaRoche and Jayson Werth are in the Nationals‘ lineup for Wednesday’s home game, the first game action of the spring for each. Chad Tracy is also expected back in the lineup Wednesday. … Micah Owings will need a few more days to rest a little tightness in his left wrist, which he said began “barking” after Saturday’s game. Owings played all nine innings in the Nationals‘ opener.