(Jonathan Newton / The Washington Post)

On the brink of elimination, the Nationals will turn to Ross Detwiler on the mound as they try to extend their season. Also worth noting is that Manager Davey Johnson said that Jordan Zimmermann will be available out of the bullpen today.

The Cardinals will go with wild card winner Kyle Lohse, whom the Nationals beat up thoroughly in his two appearances against them this season. In 11 2/3 innings against Washington, Lohse allowed 17 hits, 12 runs (9 earned) and three home runs. 

First pitch is at 4:07 p.m. on TBS.


1. Jayson Werth, RF

2. Bryce Harper, CF

3. Ryan Zimmerman, 3B

4. Adam LaRoche, 1B

5. Michael Morse, LF

6. Ian Desmond, SS

7. Danny Espinosa, 2B

8. Kurt Suzuki, C

9. Ross Detwiler, SP



1. Jon Jay, CF

2. Carlos Beltran, RF

3. Matt Holliday, LF

4. Allen Craig, 1B

5. Yadier Molina, C

6. David Freese, 3B

7. Daniel Descalso, 2B

8. Pete Kozma, SS

9. Kyle Lohse, SP