Chicago Cubs try to clinch NLCS spot today

CHICAGO — The Chicago Cubs will try to become the third team to advance to the final stage of Major League Baseball's pre-World Series playoffs.

If the Cubs defeat the visiting Washington Nationals in a game set for this afternoon at Wrigley Field, they'll move on to the National League Championship Series.

The Cubs are baseball's defending champions, and lead the best-of-five divisional series 2 games to 1.

Right-hander Jake Arrieta is scheduled to pitch for Chicago and righty Tanner Roark is set to pitch for Washington. The Cubs revealed the rest of the lineup:

Game 4 is scheduled to start at 4:30 p.m.

Rain is in the forecast for Tuesday afternoon and evening which may affect the game. If the game is delayed, then it may be rescheduled for Wednesday.

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