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Washington Nationals vs Chicago Cubs: GameThread 142 of 162

Washington’s Nationals and the Chicago Cubs play the third game of their four-game set with Max Scherzer on the mound for the Nats against Cubbies’ lefty Jaime Garcia. GAME TIME: 3:05 PM EDT; FOLLOW: MASN; 106.7 the FAN in D.C.

Divisional Round - Chicago Cubs v Washington Nationals - Game Five Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images

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Chicago Cubs
at Washington Nationals

September 8, 2018 3:05 PM EDT
Nationals Park

Max Scherzer vs Jaime Garcia

WEATHER: Rainy AF, 74°

• D.C. Starting Lineup:

1. #Treange - SS


3. Run-Until-He's-Tagged, Tape-Measure-Testing, Laser-Throwing, Eyeblack-Oozing, Baseball Cyborg" (aka Bryce Harper) - RF

4. Mark Reynolds - 1B

5. #JuanPursuit - LF

6. Victor Robles - CF

7. Matt ["Nickname Pending"] Wieters - C

8. Adrian Sanchez - 2B

9. "Mad Max" Scherzer - RHP


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Today's Lineups:

Daniel Murphy - 2B Trea Turner - SS
Tommy La Stella - 3B Anthony Rendon - 3B
Anthony Rizzo - 1B Bryce Harper - RF
Ben Zobrist - RF Mark Reynolds - 1B
Albert Almora - CF Juan Soto - LF
Willson Contreras - C Victor Robles - CF
Addison Russell - SS Matt Wieters - C
Jaime Garcia - LHP Adrian Sanchez - 2B
Ian Happ - LF Max Scherzer - RHP

Scherzer vs the Cubs:

Garcia vs the Nationals:

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