Cubs, Nationals lineups for Game 5 of NLDS

Cubs, Nationals lineups for Game 5 of NLDS

The Cubs and Nationals have revealed tonight's starting lineup for Game 5 of the National League Division Series presented by T-Mobile.

Chicago is hoping to keep its quest alive to become the first repeat World Series champions since 2000, while Washington is seeking its first postseason series win since arriving in the nation's capital in 2005.

Game Date Matchup TV/Highlights
Gm 1 Oct. 6 CHC 3, WSH 0 WATCH
Gm 2 Oct. 7 WSH 6, CHC 3 WATCH
Gm 3 Oct. 9 CHC 2, WSH 1 WATCH
Gm 4 Oct. 11 WSH 5, CHC 0 WATCH
Gm 5 Oct. 12 CHC 9, WSH 8 WATCH

Kyle Hendricks will start for the Cubs, while the Nationals are going with Gio Gonzalez in the series finale. The winner will face the Dodgers in the NL Championship Series presented by Camping World beginning on Saturday at 8 p.m. ET/7CT on TBS.

The Cubs will have one noticeable name out of the starting lineup. After starting the first four games of the series, Ben Zobrist will instead come off the bench. Albert Almora Jr. replaces him in the lineup and is batting in the No. 5 spot. Zobrist is 3-for-15 in the series. Almora started in Game 2 against Gonzalez, going 0-for-4.

Willson Contreras and Anthony Rizzo each hit a home run off Gonzalez in Game 2, while the Nationals managed just two hits against Hendricks in the series opener.

CUBS
Jon Jay, LF
Kris Bryant, 3B
Anthony Rizzo, 1B
Willson Contreras, C
Albert Almora Jr., CF
Addison Russell, SS
Jason Heyward, RF
Javier Baez, 2B
Kyle Hendricks, P

NATIONALS
Trea Turner, SS
Jayson Werth, LF
Bryce Harper, RF
Ryan Zimmerman, 1B
Daniel Murphy, 2B
Anthony Rendon, 3B
Matt Wieters, C
Michael A. Taylor, CF
Gio Gonzalez, P

Quinn Roberts is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.