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Davey may rest regulars in final series

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ST.LOUIS -- A day after the Nationals were eliminated from the National League Wild Card race, Nationals manager Davey Johnson said he is thinking about starting some of his bench players when the team gets to Arizona to play the Diamondbacks.

At the same time, Johnson pointed out that some of his regulars are trying to reach certain goals, such as Jayson Werth, who has an outside chance of winning the NL batting title.

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ST.LOUIS -- A day after the Nationals were eliminated from the National League Wild Card race, Nationals manager Davey Johnson said he is thinking about starting some of his bench players when the team gets to Arizona to play the Diamondbacks.

At the same time, Johnson pointed out that some of his regulars are trying to reach certain goals, such as Jayson Werth, who has an outside chance of winning the NL batting title.

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But for now, while in St. Louis, Johnson is planning to use his regulars against the Cardinals, who are still fighting for the NL Central Division title.

"I want to give them what's to come, or something," Johnson said.

Bill Ladson is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog, All Nats All the time. He also could be found on Twitter @WashingNats.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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