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The Washington Nationals are back in the nation's capital tonight to take on the one-time Washington Senators in the first game of the Nats' three-game set with the Minnesota Twins. Gio Gonzalez vs Kyle Gibson. GAME TIME: 7:05; FOLLOW: MASN, WUSA9, 99.1.

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Minnesota Twins
@ Washington Nationals

Friday, April 22, 2016 7:05 PM EDT
Nationals Park

Gio Gonzalez vs Kyle Gibson

WEATHER: Cloudy, 72°

• D.C. Starting Lineup:

1. MAT!!!! - CF

2. #RENDONISREADY - 3B

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

4. THE KIDS CALL HIM ZIM!! - 1B (Word.)

5. Daniel Murphy - 2B

6. The WereWerth - LF

7. #LSD - SS

8. #LOBATRON

9. Gio Gonzalez (aka The Best Dressed Pitcher in Town) - LHP

• LINKS:

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Nationals start important six-game homestand with three vs Twins
Dusty Baker on Bryce Harper: What he's doing is MVP, star stuff

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For a Minnesota Twins fan's perspective, check out the SB Nation's Twins site: Twinkie Town.

Today's Lineups:

MINNESOTA TWINS WASHINGTON NATIONALS
Eduardo Nunez - 3B Michael Taylor - CF
Brian Dozier - 2B Anthony Rendon - 3B
Joe Mauer - 1B Bryce Harper - RF
Miguel Sano - RF Ryan Zimmerman - 1B
Eddie Rosario - LF Daniel Murphy - 2B
Eduardo Escobar - SS Jayson Werth - LF
Kurt Suzuki - C Danny Espinosa - SS
Kyle Gibson - RHP Jose Lobaton - C
Byron Buxton - CF Gio Gonzalez - LHP

Gonzalez vs the Twins:

Twins PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS SH SF IBB HBP GDP missG
Joe Mauer 17 17 5 2 2 1 .294 .294 .647 .941
Eduardo Nunez 5 5 1 1 2 1 .200 .200 .400 .600
Brian Dozier 3 3 1 1 1 .333 .333 .333 .667 1
Phil Hughes 2 2 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Total 27 27 7 1 2 5 4 .259 .259 .519 .778 1

Kyle Gibson vs the Nationals:

Nationals PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS SH SF IBB HBP GDP missG
Stephen Drew 6 5 2 .000 .167 .000 .167 1
Daniel Murphy 3 3 2 1 .667 .667 .667 1.333
Jose Lobaton 2 2 2 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000
Total 11 10 4 1 2 .400 .455 .400 .855 1

Mr. Wilbon? Way To Go Nats!!!

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