Cubs lineup vs. Nationals, Hamels' 1st Wrigley start

by - Senior Editor -
Charles LeClaire - USA Today Sports
Charles LeClaire - USA Today Sports

Rubber match time tonight during primetime television.

Sunday night's batting lineup for the third game of the series between the Cubs (67-49) and the Nationals (60-57) at 7:08 p.m. CDT will be the following:

1. Anthony Rizzo 1B
2. Javier Baez 3B
3. Ben Zobrist 2B
4. Jason Heyward RF
5. Albert Almora Jr. CF
6. Kyle Schwarber LF
7. Willson Contreras C
8. Cole Hamels P
9. Addison Russell SS

It will be a pitching battle between Hamels (7-9, 4.38 ERA) and righty Max Scherzer (15-5, 2.28). Hamels makes his first start at Wrigley Field as a Cub tonight. He's 3-1 in six starts at Wrigley.

The Cubs rotation for the rest of the week including Jose Quintana on Tuesday, Kyle Hendricks on Wednesday, Jon Lester on Thursday, Cole Hamels on Friday, Mike Montgomery on Saturday (Aug 18).

Zobrist back in the lineup after getting a day off on Saturday.

The Cubs game will be televised nationally on ESPN.

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