Back for round two at Nationals Park, and it’s Chris Rusin getting his second start in the bigs. His first was rather successful, giving up just one hit and a couple walks in his five innings against the Brewers last month.

The Cubs are back to their “normal” lineup.

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (51-83) at Washington Nationals (82-52), 6:05 CT on CSN.

Game Thread and Series Preview

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The Series Preview for this series lives here.

Starting Pitchers

Chris Rusin (0-1, 1.80 ERA, 0.600 WHIP)

versus

Edwin Jackson (8-9, 3.53 ERA, 1.165 WHIP)

Washington Nationals Lineup

1. Jayson Werth, CF

2. Ian Desmond, SS

3. Ryan Zimmerman, 3B

4. Michael Morse, RF

5. Adam LaRoche, 1B

6. Danny Espinosa, 2B

7. Tyler Moore, LF

8. Jesus Flores, C

9. Edwin Jackson, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. David DeJesus, RF

2. Luis Valbuena, 3B

3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B

4. Alfonso Soriano, LF

5. Starlin Castro, SS

6. Welington Castillo, C

7. Brett Jackson, CF

8. Darwin Barney, 2B

9. Chris Rusin, P


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