WASHINGTON — It is a huge night time within the nation’s capital. The Washington Nationals host the Chicago Cubs within the decisive Recreation 5 of the NL Division Collection.
Cubs followers are cautiously optimistic each in Chicago and in Washington.
The Nats are sending left-hander Gio Gonzalez to the mound tonight towards Chicago’s Kyle Hendricks.
Gonzalez began Recreation 2 of the collection, additionally at house, and allowed three runs in 5 innings of what turned a 6-three victory for Washington. He gave up homers to Willson Contreras and Anthony Rizzo.
The Nationals have by no means gained a postseason collection, exiting within the NLDS after profitable NL East titles in 2012, 2014 and 2016. They misplaced in 4 video games to the San Francisco Giants in 2014, then misplaced one other Recreation 5 at house towards the Los Angeles Dodgers final yr.
The Dodgers will host Chicago or Washington in Recreation 1 of the NL Championship Collection on Saturday.