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Around the horn

The Nationals have their pitching set so that Stephen Strasburg will pitch Opening Day, Gio Gonzalez will follow him April 3, Jordan Zimmermann will fall in line behind him, and Dan Haren and Ross Detwiler will round out the rotation. Haren and Detwiler will likely throw extended side sessions in Washington this weekend to remain sharp between their final starts of spring training and their first starts of the season. … Four of seven writers from Sports Illustrated picked the Nationals to win the World Series in their preseason predictions. All seven had them winning the National League East.