The Washington Nationals (19-26) will take on the Chicago Cubs (26-17) on Sunday in the final game of their weekend series. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. ET.
How to Live Stream the Game
Tonight's matchup will be televised on ESPN as part of Sunday Night Baseball. Streaming is available on WatchESPN and the ESPN app, as well as the MLB Streams subreddit.
The Nationals enter this game coming off a 5-2 victory Saturday. Pitcher Jeremy Hellickson (2-2) will get the start and look to simply keep his head above water in this one, as he allowed five earned runs in his last outing to go with four walks and five hits. His ERA sits at a miserable 6.00, and Sunday's matchup does not present an easy chance to lower that number as he stares down the loaded Cubbies.
Trea Turner will be deployed at the leadoff spot, with Adam Eaton and Anthony Rendon backing him up, as the Nationals attempt to continue their climb back to relevancy.
The Cubs enter this game looking to take the series from the Nats. They will deploy Kyle Schwarber at the leadoff spot, with Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo and Javier Báez behind him, forming an incredibly strong top half of the lineup.
Kyle Hendricks (3-4) will get the start with an eye toward continuing his tremendous run of form in May. Hendricks currently has a 0.36 ERA this month, with 17 strikeouts in 25 innings, and should have a good shot at improving upon those numbers under the lights.
The Cubs have scored 140 runs on the road, which is the third-highest total in all of baseball. Between the offensive dominance on the road and Hendricks' incredible run, they're rightly favored to prevail in this one tonight.