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The Washington Nationals and Tampa Bay Rays wrap up their four-game, two-city series tonight in Nationals Park with Doug Fister on the mound for the Nats vs the Rays' Chris Archer. Game Time: 7:05 PM EDT; TV: MASN; RADIO: 106.7 the FAN in D.C.

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Tampa Bay Rays
@ Washington Nationals

Thursday, June 18, 2015 7:05 PM EDT
Nationals Park

Chris Archer vs Doug Fister

WEATHER: Partly Cloudy, 84°

• D.C. Starting Lineup:

1. This is D-SPAN - CF

2. #RENDONISREADY - 2B

3. Yunel Escobar - 3B

4. "Run-Until-He's-Tagged, Tape-Measure-Testing, Laser-Throwing, Eyeblack-Oozing, Baseball Cyborg" (aka Bryce Harper) - RF

5. Wilson "Duke of Lizards" Ramos - C

6. #NRSOD - 1B

7. Ian "+Arm, +Range" Desmond - SS

8. Michael "It's Michael Taylor Time" Taylor - LF

9. Doug "Groundball Machine" Fister - RHP

• LINKS:

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Today's Lineups:

TAMPA BAY RAYS WASHINGTON NATIONALS
Kevin Kiermaier - CF Denard Span - CF
Joey Butler - LF Anthony Rendon - 2B
Evan Longoria - 3B Yunel Escobar - 3B
Logan Forsythe - 2B Bryce Harper - RF
Steven Souza - RF Wilson Ramos - C
Asdrubal Cabrera - SS Danny Espinosa - 1B
Jake Elmore - 1B Ian Desmond - SS
Rene Rivera - C Michael Taylor - LF
Chris Archer - RHP Doug Fister - RHP

Fister vs the Rays:

Rays PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS SH SF IBB HBP GDP missG
Asdrubal Cabrera 43 41 8 1 2 10 .195 .233 .195 .428 3
David DeJesus 15 15 4 1 .267 .267 .267 .533
Evan Longoria 11 10 3 1 1 3 .300 .364 .300 .664
Jake Elmore 3 3 1 .333 .333 .333 .667
Nick Franklin 3 3 1 1 2 .333 .333 .667 1.000
Rene Rivera 3 3 1 1 .333 .333 .333 .667
Total 78 75 18 1 2 3 17 .240 .269 .253 .523 3

Archer vs the Nationals:

Nationals PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS SH SF IBB HBP GDP missG
Bryce Harper 3 2 1 1 1 .500 .667 .500 1.167
Ian Desmond 2 2 1 1 1 .500 .500 .500 1.000
Danny Espinosa 2 2 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Total 7 6 2 2 1 2 .333 .429 .333 .762

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