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wrigley field inside featureThe Cubs are in a rough patch, and they’ll get no quarter from the Nationals, who are streaking and have finally climbed into first place in the weakened NL East.

Travis Wood has, himself, hit a rough patch, and he could use one of those dominant starts – we know he’s got it in him – to turn things around a bit.

Wood is opposed tonight by Doug Fister, in the kind of all-innuendo matchup of which headline writers dream. (“Fister? No need, Cubs have Wood” … I’m terribly sorry for that.)

Game Info

Washington Nationals (41-36) at Chicago Cubs (32-44), 7:05 CT on CSN.

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Starting Pitchers

Doug Fister (2.65 ERA, 4.12 FIP, 3.73 xFIP; 6.00 K/BB)

versus

Travis Wood (4.55 ERA, 4.09 FIP, 4.53 xFIP; 2.15 K/BB)

Washington Nationals Lineup

1. Denard Span, CF

2. Anthony Rendon, 3B

3. Jayson Werth, RF

4. Adam LaRoche, 1B

5. Ryan Zimmerman, LF

6. Ian Desmond, SS

7. Wilson Ramos, C

8. Danny Espinosa, 2B

9. Doug Fister, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. Ryan Sweeney, LF

2. Justin Ruggiano, RF

3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B

4. Starlin Castro, SS

5. Luis Valbuena, 3B

6. Welington Castillo, C

7. Junior Lake, CF

8. Darwin Barney, 2B

9. Travis Wood, P

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