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.