Figuring out who will start when has been a fantastical exercise for the Washington Nationals during the National League Division Series.
The team announced Thursday afternoon that Gio Gonzalez will start deciding Game 5. First pitch is at 8:08 p.m. in Nationals Park. The series is tied, 2-2. Whichever team wins Thursday night will open the National League Championship Series in Los Angeles on Saturday night.
Gonzalez pitched Game 2 of the series. He allowed three earned runs in five innings. Gonzalez has a 4.24 career ERA in the postseason.
Tanner Roark and Max Scherzer will also be available out of the bullpen.
Also, the Nationals will stick with the same lineup they used in Game 4:
The Cubs made small adjustments:
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