Nats look for sweep against the Cubs

After taking the series with last night’s win over Chicago, the Nationals have the opportunity to sweep the Cubs tonight. Matt Garza, a big offseason acquisition for the Cubs, will trade blows with veteran Livan Hernandez in what could be a pitcher’s duel.

Here are tonight’s lineups:


Kosuke Fukudome – RF

Starlin Castro – SS

Aramis Ramirez – 3B

Carlos Pena – 1B

Geovany Soto – C

Marlon Byrd – CF

Alfonso Soriano – LF

Darwin Barney – 2B

Matt Garza – P


Roger Bernadina – LF

Danny Espinosa – 2B

Ryan Zimmerman – 3B

Michael Morse – 1B

Jayson Werth – RF

Rick Ankiel – CF

Wilson Ramos – C

Ian Desmond – SS

Livan Hernandez – P

*Against the Cubs, Livo is 11-7 with a 4.16 ERA and 93 strikeouts in 22 games started.

*In his one career outing against the Nationals, Garza pitched 5.2 innings and allowed three earned runs over seven hits and four walks.

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