Game 119 lineups: Nats vs. Cubs

The Nationals are going for their first series win since they won two-of-three against the Dodgers in Los Angeles three weeks ago.

Cory Abbott will face his former team for the first time as he makes his fourth start for the Nats. He pitched in seven games (one start) for the Cubs last year before being designated for assignment in April. He was eventually traded to the Giants and then claimed off waivers by the Nats in May.

Drew Smyly brings a 5-6 record and 3.69 ERA to the mound for the Cubs. The veteran left-hander didn’t face the Nats last week at Wrigley Field, but he is 1-0 with a 3.38 ERA in seven appearances (five starts) against Washington in his career.

Where: Nationals Park
Gametime: 1:05 p.m. EDT
TV: MASN, MLB Network (outside of D.C. and Chicago markets only),
Radio: 106.7 The Fan,
Weather: Partly cloudy, 80 degrees, wind 4 mph in from left-center field 

CF Lane Thomas
RF Joey Meneses
1B Luke Voit
DH Nelson Cruz
C Keibert Ruiz
2B César Hernández
SS CJ Abrams
LF Alex Call
3B Ildemaro Vargas 

RHP Cory Abbott

2B Zach McKinstry
SS Nico Hoerner
RF Seiya Suzuki
LF Ian Happ
DH Franmil Reyes
CF Rafael Ortega
3B Patrick Wisdom
C Yan Gomes
1B P.J. Higgins 

LHP Drew Smyly

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