Strasburg leads Nationals to NLDS Game 4 win over Cubs

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Chicago Cubs outfielder Albert Almora is getting the start in center field for Thursday's Game against the Washington Nationals.

The day began with a bit of a curveball, with manager Dusty Baker announcing that Nationals ace Stephen Strasburg would start the game, despite saying earlier that Tanner Roark would start. Strasburg "declined" the Game 4 start because he was "wheezing" during an afternoon run and doesn't feel prepared to pitch Wednesday, USA Today's Bob Nightengale reported.

Gonzalez was the starter in Game 5 of the 2012 NLDS against the St. Louis Cardinals, a game Washington led 6-0 before losing 9-7.

The Nationals got on the board in the third inning after Ryan Zimmerman reached first base safely on an infield error by Cubs shortstop Addison Russell, scoring Trea Turner. Cubs ace Kyle Hendricks will take the mound against the Nationals' Gio Gonzalez. There are differences: Game 4 was on the road; Taylor's home run didn't win the game though it provided welcomed breathing room; and this year, the Cy Young favorite is available out of the Nationals bullpen.

The Nationals are looking to avoid a fourth division series loss in six seasons.

He was masterful for the seven innings he pitched, striking out 12 batters, including Kris Bryant three times. Does Maddon make wholesale changes and deplete his bench to have more left-handed hitters? The Nationals, on paper, have the bullpen advantage in Game 5.

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