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Mariners Vs. Nationals: John Lannan Goes For Series Win Against Mariners

After a Tuesday night full of shocks and a Washington Nationals 6-5 come from behind, walk-off victory against the Seattle Mariners, the Nationals look to replicate at least the results on Wednesday night and take the interleague series between the two teams while reaching .500. John Lannan (4-5, 3.52 ERA) will be the Nationals go-to lefty to secure the series win.

However, it is unlikely the Mariners will make the same mistake of underestimating the Nationals on Wednesday night. Seattle will be sending pitcher Erik Bedard (4-4, 3.16 ERA) out against a Nationals offense that was almost completely stifled by Doug Fister on Tuesday. If it wasn't for some hiccups in the Mariners bullpen, the Nats probably never would have had their five-run ninth-inning rally. Bedard will be no push over as he has a 1.79 ERA in interleague play.

There aren't much changes to the Nationals line-up from Tuesday night. The hero of the night, catcher Wilson Ramos, will get another shot at the Mariners while shortstop Ian Desmond who usually bats ninth in manager Jim Riggleman's new line-up scheme will switch with center fielder Roger Bernadina and bat second. Outfielder Laynce Nix left Tuesday's game with a sore right Achilles tendon and will be out of the line-up while Jerry Hairston Jr. takes his place. Nix is listed as day-to-day.

Nationals Line-Up

1. Jayson Werth, RF

2. Ian Desmond, SS

3. Ryan Zimmerman, 3B

4. Michael Morse, 1B

5. Danny Espinosa, 2B

6. Wilson Ramos, C

7. Jerry Hairston Jr., LF

8. John Lannan, SP

9. Roger Bernadina, CF