Cubs Vs. Nationals Lineups: Jeff Smardzija, Ross Detwiler Duel

The Chicago Cubs are 30 games back of the NL Central lead, and out of the running at this point. They're still going to give it their best to win some games though, and they've got a two-game losing skid to break after dropping two to the San Francisco Giants. Unfortunately, they've got a tough test ahead, as they begin a four-game set on the road against the Washington Nationals.

Washington sits at 81-52, with a first-place mark in the NL East, and they've won four of their last five games. They had a rough patch in August where they lost five-straight games, but have turned that around. Their lone loss in five games was a 10-9 loss to St. Louis on Saturday. They had a win in their most recent outing.

Jeff Samardzija will take the mound for Chicago, while Ross Detwiler will pitcher for Washington. Below, we've got full lineups for the game.

Chicago Cubs

1. Joe Mather CF
2. Darwin Barney 2B
3. Anthony Rizzo 1B
4. Alfonso Soriano LF
5. Starlin Castro SS
6. Welington Castillo C
7. Josh Vitters 3B
8. Dave Sappelt RF
9. Jeff Samardzija P

Washington Nationals

1. Jayson Werth RF
2. Bryce Harper CF
3. Ryan Zimmerman 3B
4. Adam LaRoche 1B
5. Michael Morse LF
6. Ian Desmond SS
7. Danny Espinosa 2B
8. Kurt Suzuki C
9. Ross Detwiler P

Check out Bleed Cubbie Blue for more Cubs news. Also head over to Baseball Nation for even more coverage from around the league.

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