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Washington and Atlanta wrap up the so-called "first-half" of the 2017 campaign in this afternoon's series finale in D.C., which features Joe Ross on the mound for the Nationals against the Braves' Sean Newcomb. GAME TIME: 1:35 PM EDT; FOLLOW: MASN; 106.7 the FAN.

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Atlanta Braves
at Washington Nationals

July 9, 2017 1:35 PM EDT
Nationals Park

Stephen Strasburg vs Julio Teheran

WEATHER: Cloudy, 85°

• D.C. Starting Lineup:

1. Goody - CF

2. Wilmer Difo - SS

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 "Hits" Murphy - 2B


7. Matt ["Nickname Pending"] Wieters - C

8. Chris Heisey - LF

9. Joe. Ross. Period. - RHP


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Today's Lineups:

Ender Inciarte - CF Brian Goodwin - CF
Johan Camargo - 2B Wilmer Difo - SS
Freddie Freeman - 3B Bryce Harper - RF
Matt Kemp - LF Ryan Zimmerman - 1B
Nick Markakis - RF Daniel Murphy - 2B
Matt Adams - 1B Anthony Rendon - 3B
Tyler Flowers - C Matt Wieters - C
Dansby Swanson - SS Chris Heisey - LF
Sean Newcomb - LHP Joe Ross - RHP

Ross vs the Braves:

Newcomb vs the Nationals: N/A

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