Follow live: Cubs-Nationals meet in series decider

Updated: October 12, 2017

Dusty Baker clearly waited too long to remove Gio Gonzalez on a night he had no control, but the Nationals head to the fifth with a one-run lead and Max Scherzer is coming on in relief, pitching on two days of rest after throwing 98 pitches. In a perfect world, he gives the Nationals three innings, so Baker can go to Ryan Madson and Sean Doolittle the final two innings. Or maybe Scherzer pulls a Madison Bumgarner and goes the final five all by himself.

David Schoenfield, ESPN Senior Writer

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