Jul 30, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Washington Nationals right fielder Jayson Werth (28) reacts after striking out fourth inning against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Nats Battle Verlander To Win Season Series


Looking to recapture their very recent winning ways, the Nats will run up against Tigers ace Justin Verlander. Verlander won the Cy Young and MVP awards in 2011 and was the Cy Young runner-up last year, but has slumped somewhat this year. He has a 3.99 ERA and 1.41 WHIP, far above his career marks of 3.45 and 1.11. The Nats will counter with Gio Gonzalez, who is 7-3 with a 2.97 ERA. Additionally, the Tigers will be without 2012 AL MVP Miguel Cabrera, who has a hip injury. Here are today’s lineups:

Washington

Denard Span CF

Bryce Harper LF

Ryan Zimmerman DH

Jayson Werth RF

Adam LaRoche 1B

Ian Desmond SS

Anthony Rendon 3B

Kurt Suzuki C

Steve Lombardozzi 2B

Gonzalez LHP

Detroit

Austin Jackson CF

Torii Hunter RF

Matt Tuiasosopo LF

Prince Fielder 1B

Victor Martinez DH

Jhonny Peralta SS

Hernan Perez 2B

Ramon Santiago 3B

Alex Avila C

Verlander RHP

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