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Grapefruit League GameThread: Nationals at Cardinals from Roger Dean Stadium

Last night's game was washed out by rain, so the Washington Nationals send the planned starter, Tanner Roark, to the mound against the St. Louis Cardinals this afternoon in Grapefruit League action. Game Time: 1:05 PM EDT on and 106.7 the FAN in D.C.

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Washington Nationals' right-hander Tanner Roark has given up just one run on three hits in nine innings over three games and two starts so far this Spring.

It's Roark's first Grapefruit League start since March 12th, when he went four innings against the Atlanta Braves, giving up three hits and one run.

Roark takes the mound in Jupiter, Florida's Roger Dean Stadium this afternoon when the Nats take on the St. Louis Cardinals after his planned start against the Miami Marlins last night was wiped out by rain.

Mike Leake starts for the Cardinals this afternoon.

Here's the lineup that takes on the Cards' right-hander in today's Grapefruit League game:

  1. Stephen Drew - 2B
  2. Matt den Dekker - CF
  3. Michael A. Taylor - RF
  4. Ryan Zimmerman - 1B
  5. Wilson Ramos - C
  6. Chris Heisey - LF
  7. Danny Espinosa - SS
  8. Scott Sizemore - 3B
  9. Tanner Roark - RHP

Joe Ross, who was scheduled to make this afternoon's start, will instead face minor league hitters today in Viera.

Game Time: 1:05 PM; FOLLOW: Today's matchup between the Nationals and Cardinals is available on and 106.7 the FAN in D.C.