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The Washington Nationals and Pittsburgh Pirates start a three-game set in the nation's capital with Joe Ross on the mound vs A.J. Burnett tonight in D.C. Game Time: 7:05 PM EDT; TV: MASN2, WUSA9; RADIO: 106.7 the FAN.

Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports


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Pittsburgh Pirates
@ Washington Nationals

Friday, June 19, 2015 7:05 PM EDT
Nationals Park

Joe Ross vs A.J. Burnett

WEATHER: Cloudy, 82°

• D.C. Starting Lineup:

1. This is D-SPAN - CF

2. #RENDONISREADY - 2B

3. Yunel Escobar - 3B

4. @BatHoarder - RF

5. Wilson "Duke of Lizards" Ramos - C

6. #NRSOD - SS

7. Tyler "Moore, Moore" Moore - 1B

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

9. Joe Ross - RHP

• LINKS:

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For a Pittsburgh Pirates fan's perspective, check out the SB Nation's Pirates site: Buc's Dugout.

Today's Lineups:

PITTSBURGH PIRATES WASHINGTON NATIONALS
Josh Harrison - 2B Denard Span - CF
Starling Marte - LF Anthony Rendon - 2B
Andrew McCutchen - CF Yunel Escobar - 3B
Jung-Ho Kang - 3B Clint Robinson - RF
Pedro Alvarez - 1B Wilson Ramos - C
Francisco Cervelli - C Danny Espinosa - SS
Gregory Polanco - RF Tyler Moore - 1B
Jordy Mercer - SS Michael Taylor - LF
A.J. Burnett - RHP Joe Ross - RHP

Ross vs the Pirates: N/A

Burnett vs the Nationals:

Nationals PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS SH SF IBB HBP GDP missG
Denard Span 51 49 15 3 4 1 13 .306 .314 .367 .681 1 1
Ian Desmond 24 21 3 1 3 8 .143 .250 .190 .440 2
Bryce Harper 21 19 5 2 1 1 1 3 .263 .333 .526 .860 1
Anthony Rendon 19 16 7 3 9 2 1 .438 .474 1.000 1.474 1 1
Danny Espinosa 18 17 3 1 3 7 .176 .222 .235 .458 1
Wilson Ramos 16 15 2 1 1 1 7 .133 .188 .333 .521
Dan Uggla 15 13 2 1 2 2 6 .154 .267 .385 .651
Yunel Escobar 11 10 1 1 .100 .182 .100 .282 1
Tanner Roark 6 4 1 1 .250 .250 .250 .500 2
Matt den Dekker 4 4 1 1 1 2 .250 .250 .500 .750
Tyler Moore 3 3 1 .333 .333 .333 .667
Doug Fister 2 2 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Gio Gonzalez 2 2 .000 .000 .000 .000
Jose Lobaton 2 1 1 .000 .500 .000 .500 1
Jordan Zimmermann 2 1 1 1 .000 .500 .000 .500
Clint Robinson 1 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Total 197 178 41 8 6 22 11 51 .230 .287 .376 .664 2 2 4 4

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