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Ronald Acuña Jr. is back in the lineup for Saturday’s game against the Nationals

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Acuña is back after Friday’s scare.

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The Atlanta Braves will try to get back into the win column Saturday when they continue their series against the Washington Nationals. Ian Anderson will make his fourth career start and will be looking to bounce back from a short outing last time out. The Nationals will counter with veteran lefty Patrick Corbin.

Ronald Acuña Jr. returns to the Braves lineup after exiting Friday’s loss in the fourth inning after he fouled a pitch off his ankle. Acuña had to be helped from the field but X-rays came back negative and he is back in there on Saturday. Travis d’Arnaud gets the start at DH against the lefty while Tyler Flowers will be behind the plate and is hitting eighth.

The Nationals will go with their regulars through the first part of their lineup on Saturday. Yan Gomes is coming off a big game on Friday and is back behind the plate and hitting sixth. Michael A. Taylor moves over to center field while 32-year old rookie Yadiel Hernandez will make his first start in left.

First pitch from Nationals Park is scheduled for 6:05 p.m. ET and can be seen on Fox Sports South.