Lineups: Karns Debuts Against O’s


With an 8.76 ERA in his last three starts at AA Harrisburg, Nate Karns will have a bit of a baptism by fire tonight against the #2 run-scoring team in baseball, the Baltimore Orioles. The Nats’ #5 prospect will have minor league company on the mound tonight, with the Orioles’ Kevin Gausman making his second major league start. In his first, he allowed four runs in five innings against the Blue Jays, but comes highly touted as the fourth overall pick of the 2012 MLB Draft. Here are the lineups for tonight’s game, featuring the Harrisburg Senators and the Bowie Baysox Washington Nationals and Baltimore Orioles.

May 27, 2013; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Nationals center fielder Denard Span (2) is congratulated by third base coach Trent Jewett after hitting a triple during the sixth inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports


Denard Span CF

Steve Lombardozzi 2B

Ryan Zimmerman 3B

Adam LaRoche 1B

Ian Desmond SS

Tyler Moore LF

Roger Bernadina RF

Kurt Suzuki C

Karns RHP


Nate McLouth LF

Manny Machado 3B

Nick Markakis RF

Adam Jones CF

Chris Davis 1B

Matt Wieters C

J.J. Hardy SS

Yamaico Navarro 2B

Gausman RHP