Game 28 lineups: Nats at Cubs

CHICAGO - Good afternoon from the one and only Friendly Confines here at the corner of Clark and Addison on the North Side. There truly is no place in baseball (or really all of sports) like Wrigley Field, and this weekend there's no better place to be, with the top two teams in the sport going head-to-head for a four-game series that is being built up big time by the Chicago media.

The Cubs have been utterly dominant so far this season, with a .769 winning percentage and a run differential of +93 that ranks among the most lopsided in baseball history to this point. They're not 100 percent healthy, though, with Jason Heyward sidelined.

The Nationals hoped to be 100 percent healthy tonight, but they're not quite yet, either. Ben Revere is here, but he has not been activated off the disabled list yet. My guess: They want to get a look at him taking BP and running the bases before they activate him for good. And with temperatures dropping into the 40s tonight, it's not the worst idea to wait a day before bringing him back from a strained oblique ...

Where: Wrigley Field, Chicago
Gametime: 8:05 p.m. EDT
Radio: 106.7 FM, XM 869,
Weather: Clear, 51 degrees, wind 4 mph in from left field

Bryce-Harper-red-pumped.jpgNATIONALS (19-8)
CF Michael A. Taylor
3B Anthony Rendon
RF Bryce Harper
1B Ryan Zimmerman
2B Daniel Murphy
LF Jayson Werth
C Wilson Ramos
SS Danny Espinosa
RHP Joe Ross

CUBS (20-6)
CF Dexter Fowler
3B Tommy La Stella
RF Kris Bryant
1B Anthony Rizzo
2B Ben Zobrist
LF Ryan Kalish
SS Addison Russell
C Tim Federowicz
RHP Kyle Hendricks

Revere looks ready, but Nats will wait til Friday ...
Revere activated off DL, den Dekker optioned to Sy...

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