May 28, 2013; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Nationals staring pitcher Nathan Karns (57) throws during the first inning against the Balitimore Orioles at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports
Nathan Karns will make his second career start this afternoon against the Atlanta Braves as the Nationals try and win the series and gain a game on first place Atlanta in the NL East. Karns, who worked 4.2 innings in a mediocre first start versus the Baltimore Orioles, looks to go deeper into this game and showcase the fastball-curve combination that led to his being named as a consensus top 100 prospect. The hard throwing righty will be opposed by will be opposed by veteran lefty Paul Maholm. Maholm, who has had a rough stretch recently after a phenomenal start to the season, will attempt to pick up his seventh victory of 2013. Lineups: Washington Nationals (28-28) 1. Denard Span, CF 2. Steve Lombardozzi, LF 3. Ryan Zimmerman, 3B 4. Adam LaRoche, 1B 5. Ian Desmond, SS 6. Tyler Moore, RF 7. Danny Espinosa, 2B 8. Jhonatan Solano, C 9. Nathan Karns, RHP (0-0)
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