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Max Scherzer takes the mound in Nationals Park against Pittsburgh Pirates' lefty Francisco Liriano at 4:05 PM in the second game of three for the Bucs in D.C. TV: MASN2, WUSA9; RADIO: 106.7 the FAN in D.C.

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Pittsburgh Pirates
@ Washington Nationals

Saturday, June 20, 2015 7:05 PM EDT
Nationals Park

Max Scherzer vs Francisco Liriano

WEATHER: Cloudy, 82°

• D.C. Starting Lineup:

1. This is D-SPAN - CF

2. #RENDONISREADY - 3B

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

4. Wilson "Duke of Lizards" Ramos - C

5. #NRSOD - 2B

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

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

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

9. "Mad Max" Scherzer - RHP

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Today's Lineups:

PITTSBURGH PIRATES WASHINGTON NATIONALS
Josh Harrison - 2B Denard Span - CF
Starling Marte - LF Anthony Rendon - 3B
Andrew McCutchen - CF Bryce Harper - RF
Jung-Ho Kang - 3B Wilson Ramos - C
Francisco Cervelli - C Danny Espinosa - 2B
Pedro Alvarez - 1B Tyler Moore - 1B
Gregory Polanco - RF Ian Desmond - SS
Jordy Mercer - SS Michael Taylor - LF
Francisco Liriano - LHP Max Scherzer - RHP

Scherzer vs the Pirates:

Pirates PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS SH SF IBB HBP GDP missG
Andrew McCutchen 15 14 4 1 1 3 1 7 .286 .333 .571 .905
Jose Tabata 9 8 2 3 .250 .333 .250 .583 1
Pedro Alvarez 8 7 1 5 .000 .125 .000 .125 1
Josh Harrison 8 8 4 .000 .000 .000 .000
Neil Walker 8 6 1 1 2 1 3 .167 .250 .667 .917 1
Francisco Cervelli 7 7 1 1 .143 .143 .143 .286
Corey Hart 6 6 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Chris Stewart 6 6 1 2 .167 .167 .167 .333
Gregory Polanco 4 4 2 .000 .000 .000 .000
Starling Marte 3 3 1 1 1 .333 .333 .667 1.000
Jordy Mercer 2 2 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Total 76 71 10 2 2 5 3 30 .141 .184 .254 .438 1 1 1

Liriano vs the Nationals:

Nationals PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS SH SF IBB HBP GDP missG
Yunel Escobar 12 10 1 1 1 4 .100 .182 .300 .482 1 1
Denard Span 9 9 4 1 2 .444 .444 .556 1.000
Anthony Rendon 6 4 2 1 1 2 1 .500 .667 1.000 1.667
Ian Desmond 3 3 1 1 1 .333 .333 .333 .667
Tyler Moore 3 2 1 1 .500 .667 .500 1.167
Wilson Ramos 3 3 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Dan Uggla 3 3 2 .000 .000 .000 .000
Doug Fister 2 2 .000 .000 .000 .000
Jose Lobaton 2 2 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Total 43 38 9 1 2 2 4 12 .237 .310 .368 .678 1 1

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