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Nationals' lineup for the series finale in St. Louis: Max Scherzer vs the Cards

Will Max Scherzer straighten things out. Will Jayson Werth continue to heat up. Will the Washington Nationals make it three straight in St. Louis? The finale with the Cardinals gets underway at 2:15 PM EDT in Busch Stadium.

Photo © and courtesy the @Nationals on the Twitter.
Photo © and courtesy the @Nationals on the Twitter.

His 2 for 3 day on Saturday took Jayson Werth from a .191/.282/.382 line on the year to .211/.293/.437.

After a slow start to the 2016 campaign, his 14th season in the majors, the 36-year-old outfielder, who was 2 for 19 over the first six games, has gone 13 for 52 (.250/.293/.558) over the last fifteen games, with four doubles and four home runs over the stretch.

The fourth home run of the year for the Nationals' left fielder was a three-run blast that got the Nationals out to a 4-0 lead in the top of the first inning of what ended up a 6-1 win in the second game of three in St. Louis.

The Nats took the opener too, and the series win in Busch Stadium was the Nationals' first in the Cardinals' home since 2007.

Asked about Werth beginning to heat up, Nats' skipper Dusty Baker, who said early this year that he was willing to wait for his veteran outfielder to pick it up, told reporters that it was coming at just the right time.

"That's right on time for us," Baker said.

"We had a good month, not a great month, we got swept one time during this period of time, but we had a very good month. Now we start a new next month, tomorrow is May Day and hopefully -- it's tough to come in here and sweep the Cardinals -- but I wouldn't mind a reverse sweep because we just got swept."

Max Scherzer looks to turn things around in the series finale, which gets underway at 2:15 PM EDT.

Here's the lineup that the Nationals will be sending out behind Max Scherzer to take on the Cardinals: