After last night’s 10-3 drubbing, the Nationals are getting back the mojo they lost in the sweep by Atlanta. Tonight’s matchup puts Dan Haren on the mound, facing Miami’s Alex Sanabia. Danny Espinosa will miss a second straight game with a sore right hand, while Denard Span and Bryce Harper will rest after playing all of the season’s first 13 games. Here are the lineups:
Apr 15, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins third baseman Greg Dobbs (right) makes a pop-fly from Washington Nationals second baseman Stephen Lombardozzi (left) during the first inning at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
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