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Span held out of lineup for Game 1 of twin bill

WASHINGTON -- Nationals manager Davey Johnson kept Denard Span out of his lineup for Game 1 of Sunday's doubleheader, after the center fielder fouled a ball off his right foot on Saturday. Span returned to the lineup in his usual leadoff spot for Game 2.

Span injured his foot in the 10th inning of the 4-3 loss to the Twins, and X-rays on his foot came back negative. The Nationals' leadoff hitter also fouled a ball off his right foot against the Pirates on May 3.

"Same foot," Span said. "I took a day off from that, and I was fine, but I could still feel it at times. I'll be OK. It's not a fracture, there's nothing broken. It's just a little swelling, a little pain. I'll be all right."

Bill Ladson is a reporter for and writes an MLBlog, All Nats All the time He can also be found on Twitter @WashingNats. Tom Schad is an associate reporter for Follow him on Twitter @Tom_Schad.
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