June 11, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Washington Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche (25) heads to third base during the game against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Gio Duels Masterson In Cleveland


After two straight wins against the Rockies, the Nats are raring to go against the Cleveland Indians. The team is struggling, having lost eight straight before taking their most recent two against the Rangers. Their starter Justin Masterson (8-5, 3.68) has been on the same schneid the rest of the team has, allowing 11 runs in 13.1 IP over his last two starts, but remains excellent on the season. He has already thrown two CGSHOs this year, both in 1-0 wins for Cleveland. Gio Gonzalez(3-3, 3.59) is coming in hot for the Nats, allowing a total of three runs in 13.0 IP in his last two starts, even though the Nationals lost both. Here are tonight’s lineups:

Washington

Denard Span CF

Roger Bernadina LF

Ryan Zimmerman DH

Jayson Werth RF

Adam LaRoche 1B

Ian Desmond SS

Chad Tracy 3B

Kurt Suzuki C

Steve Lombardozzi 2B

Cleveland

Michael Bourn CF

Jason Kipnis 2B

Nick Swisher 1B

Ryan Raburn DH

Carlos Santana C

Mark Reynolds 3B

Michael Brantley LF

Mike Aviles SS

Drew Stubbs RF

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