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

Karns Makes Second Career Start As Nats Look To Win Series


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)

Atlanta Braves: (33-22)
1. Andrelton Simmons, SS
2. Ramiro Pena, 3B
3. Justin Upton, RF
4. Freddie Freeman, 1B
5. Evan Gattis, LF
6. Brian McCann, C
7. Dan Uggla, 2B
8. B.J. Upton, CF
9. Paul Maholm, LHP(6-4)

First Pitch 1:35 ET

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