May 16, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg (37) after finishing the eighth inning against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Clash of the Aces in San Francisco: May 21st Lineups


After an 8-0 loss to the Giants to open the three game series, the Nationals look to even up the series behind the big right arm of Stephen Strasburg. Strasburg (2-5), who pitched a career high eight innings last Thursday, looks to collect back to back wins for the first time this year. Opposing him will be Giants’ workhorse Matt Cain. Cain (3-3), has struggled so far this season with an ERA over 5 and has given up an NL Leading 13 homers in just nine starts. While both pitchers havent had the starts many fans expected from them, the potential is always there for dominance. Look for the Nats to force a rubber game for Wednesday night with a win behind Stras.

Lineups:
Washington Nationals-
1. Denard Span, CF
2. Bryce Harper, RF
3. Ryan Zimmerman, 3B
4. Adam LaRoche, 1B
5. Ian Desmond, SS
6. Danny Espinosa, 2B
7. Roger Bernadina, LF
8. Kurt Suzuki, C
9. Stephen Strasburg, RHP

San Francisco Giants-
1. Angel Pagan, CF
2. Marco Scutaro, 2B
3. Pablo Sandoval, 3B
4. Buster Posey, C
5. Hunter Pence, RF
6. Brandon Belt, 1B
7. Gregor Blanco, LF
8. Brandon Crawford, SS
9. Matt Cain, RHP

First Pitch: 10:10 ET

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