In the first game of this early pivotal series, fifth starters Ross Detwiler and Julio Teheran will show down to see who can strike the first blow in what is sure to be a prolonged and exciting battle for the NL East title. Here are the lineups for tonight’s game, first pitch at 7:05:
Mar 21, 2013; Lake Buena Vista, FL, USA; Washington Nationals outfielder Desin Hood (1) dives back to first base as Atlanta Braves first baseman Joey Terdoslavich (73) waits for the throw during the eighth inning at Champion Stadium. Atlanta defeated Washington 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Douglas Jones-USA TODAY Sports
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