Cubs lineup vs. Nationals, Baez and Bryant out

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Cubs lineup vs. Nationals, Baez and Bryant out

Let's Play Two!

Saturday afternoon's batting lineup for the first game of the doubleheader between the Cubs (83-57) and the Nationals (69-72) at 2:05 p.m. CDT will be the following:

1. Daniel Murphy 2B
2. Tommy La Stella 3B
3. Anthony Rizzo 1B
4. Ben Zobrist RF
5. Albert Almora Jr. CF
6. Willson Contreras C
7. Addison Russell SS
8. Jaime Garcia P
9. Ian Happ LF

It will be a pitching battle between Garcia (3-6, 5.93 ERA) and righty Max Scherzer (16-6, 2.28). It ill be Garcia's 2018 Cubs debut today.

Cubs standouts Javier Baez and Kris Bryant are not in the lineup for game 1 to get some rest but more than likely will be in the lineup for game 2 tonight.

The Cubs-Nationals game will be televised on NBC Sports Chicago. The second game of the doubleheader will start 45 minutes after the first game and it will be on WGN-TV.

Nationals lineup vs. Cubs

Turner SS
Rendon 3B
Harper RF
Reynolds 1B
Soto LF
Robles CF
Wieters C
Sanchez 2B
Scherzer P

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