Joe Camporeale - USA Today Sports
Joe Camporeale - USA Today Sports

Cubs lineup vs. Nationals, Kyle Schwarber to leadoff, Hendricks pitching


by - Senior Editor -

The Chicago Cubs (26-17) will battle the Washington Nationals (19-26) at Nationals Park on Sunday at 6:05 p.m. CDT.

How to watch: The game will be televised on ESPN.

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Cubs lineup:

Kyle Schwarber LF

Kris Bryant 3B

Anthony Rizzo 1B

Javier Baez SS

Willson Contreras C

Daniel Descalso 2B

Jason Heyward RF

Albert Almora Jr. CF

Kyle Hendricks P

Pitching matchup: The Cubs will have Hendricks (3-4, 2.86 ERA) on the mound against righty Jeremy Hellickson (2-2, 6.00 ERA). The 'Professor' has a 1.95 ERA with 31 strikeouts in his last five starts.

Future pitching matchups: RHP Yu Darvish (2-3, 5.14) vs. RHP Jake Arrieta (4-4, 4.02); ?LHP José Quintana (4-3, 3.68) vs. RHP Zach Eflin (5-4, 2.89); LHP Cole Hamels (4-0, 3.13) vs. LHP Cole Irvin (2-0, 2.77); LHP Jon Lester (3-2, 2.09) vs. RHP Aaron Nola (4-0, 4.47)

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