Notes from Space Coast Stadium

* Left-hander Zach Duke will pitch against the Marlins on Sunday and then miss a couple of days to attend the funeral of his grandfather, B.J. Duke, who passed away Friday at the age of 87.

“He was a Marine & Battle of Iwo Jima Veteran who I had the pleasure of learning life lessons from. He was my Grandpa,” Zach Duke said on Twitter.

* Right-hander Christian Garcia still doesn’t know what’s wrong with his right forearm. He hopes to get the results sometime Saturday. Garcia is waiting on a second opinion from Baltimore.

In the meantime, Garcia said he will rest for a few days and hopes to be back on the mound soon thereafter.

* Here is the starting lineup for the Nationals on Sunday against the Marlins.

1. Denard Span –CF
2. Anthony Rendon—3B
3. Bryce Harper – LF
4. Tyler Moore – RF
5. Chad Tracy – 1B
6. Ian Desmond—SS
7. Danny Espinosa—2B
8. Kurt Suzuki – C
9. Steve Lombardozzi—DH
Jordan Zimmermann –P

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