The Washington Nationals will start Gio Gonzalez for the deciding Game 5 of the National League Division Series against the Chicago Cubs on Thursday night, the team announced.
Gonzalez, who gets the start over Tanner Roark, will start against the Cubs’ Kyle Hendricks in Washington. The Nationals also will have Max Scherzer available in the bullpen.
Hendricks gets the start for the World Series champions after throwing seven sharp innings in a 3-0 victory over Strasburg in Game 1.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.