Nationals Vs. Pirates: Ryan Zimmerman Bats Third In First Game Since April 20

Washington Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman will make his first start for the Nationals since April 20 on Tuesday night against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Zimmerman was just activated off of the disabled list on Tuesday. The Nationals will be happy to have Zimmerman's bat back in the lineup especially with the Injury to outfielder Jayson Werth.

Edwin Jackson starts on the hill for the Nationals Tuesday as they will try to get back to their winning ways after dropping the final game of their series against the Philadelphia Phillies.

The rest of the lineup is as follows for the Washington Nationals.

Bryce Harper moves up to the No. 2 spot in the order now that Zimmerman is back and Adam LaRoche also returns to the lineup batting clean up.

We'll have plenty more on this series over the course of the next few days on SB Nation D.C., so keep it locked to this StoryStream for all the latest news and updates. As always, you can head over to Federal Baseball for more on this series and all things Washington Nationals baseball. For some perspective from the other dugout you can head over to Bucs Dugout, SB Nation's Pittsburgh Pirates blog. For more on this and every MLB series, please head over to the SB Nation Major League Baseball hub page.

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