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Gio Gonzalez made it clear that he wanted a chance to redeem himself in this series after a shaky start in Game 1. Today, in a winner-take-all Game 5, he will have his chance and the Nationals are confident Gonzalez can help propel them to the next round.

Adam Wainwright, who struck out 10 in the series opener, will take the mound for the Cardinals. The Nationals’ offense has been rather quiet over the previous four games, but perhaps they can take advantage of a second go-round against him with the season on the line. 

First pitch is at 8:37 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. Gio Gonzalez, 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. Adam Wainwright, SP