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Nationals' lineup for tonight's series opener with the Phillies: Stephen Strasburg in D.C.

Washington's 3-3 road trip is finally over. It was a 6-3 road trip, Daniel Murphy. Now the Nationals start a three-game set with the Philadelphia Phillies tonight in the nation's capital. Here's the Nats' lineup for the series opener...

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The Washington Nationals wrapped up their three-city, nine-game, eleven-day road trip with Thursday night's loss to the Chicago White Sox in U.S. Cellular FIeld.

It was a long eleven days away from the nation's capital, as evidenced by Daniel Murphy's response when asked to assess the trip.

"3-3 on the road trip... 6-3, we started in Philly didn't we?" Murphy laughed.

"We have been gone for a long time. 6-3, that makes it even better. To come in here and get 2 out of 3 against a ballclub that's right in the thick of it in the AL Central, is a good series for us and we'll be excited to get home."

"It was a good road trip," Dusty Baker told reporters after the 3-1 loss to the White Sox.

"We wanted a great one. But you go 6-3 on the road that's considered a good road trip and so now we've got to go home and unpack to repack.

"We're not home very long and we've got a tough homestand and then we certainly got a tough road trip, that West coast trip is always tough, but right now we've just got to go home and beat the Phillies."

Washington's NL East rivals from Philadelphia are in D.C. for a three-game weekend set then it's three with Chicago, as the Nationals look for revenge after getting swept by the Cubs in four straight in Wrigley Field last month.

After that, it's a long flight to San Diego for a four-game set with the Padres and three with the Los Angeles Dodgers on a West Coast swing.

The Nationals can't look past the upstart Phillies, however, against whom they're 5-4 heading into tonight's series opener.

Here's the Nationals' lineup for tonight's game: