Cubs lineup vs. Nationals, Rizzo to leadoff


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Brad Penner - USA Today Sports
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The Chicago Cubs (39-37) will battle the Washington Nationals at 6:05 p.m. CDT on Tuesday night televised on ABC 7 Chicago and MLB Network. Righty veteran Jake Arrieta will take the mound for the defending World Champions opposed by Max Scherzer. This meeting between two former CY Young Award winners is the first time since 2008 with Brandon Webb and Jake Peavy.

The last time Arrieta faced Scherzer was June 2013 when Arrieta was a member of the Baltimore Orioles. The good news for the Cubs is that Arrieta has a 3.15 ERA in his last seven starts and the entire Cubs starting staff has an impressive 2.15 ERA in the last 13 games.

In 2017, Arrieta has 7-5 record with 4.36 ERA and 89 strikeouts.

In injury news, Cubs outfielder Jason Heyward is on the disabled list with a hand abrasion and Ben Zobrist is still out with his wrist injury and currently on the 10-day disabled list. Zobrist stayed back in Chicago to do rehab before being activated by the Cubs eventually.

The Cubs are currently still in second place in the National League Central (1 GB) behind the Milwaukee Brewers.

Cubs lineup vs. Nationals

1. Anthony Rizzo 1B
2. Tommy La Stella 2B
3. Ian Happ CF
4. Kris Bryant RF
5. Miguel Montero C
6. Jon Jay LF
7. Javier Baez SS
8. Jake Arrieta P
9. Jeimer Candelario 3B

Nationals lineup vs. Cubs

1. Turner SS
2. Goodwin LF
3. Harper RF
4. Zimmerman 1B
5. Murphy 2B
6. Rendon 3B
7. Wieters C
8. Taylor CF
9. Scherzer P

Tags: Javier Baez, Kris Bryant, Tommy La Stella, Anthony Rizzo, Ben Zobrist, Jason Heyward, Miguel Montero, Jake Arrieta, Jon Jay, Jeimer Candelario, Ian Happ
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