Washington Nationals at Chicago Cubs Game 3 score, TV channel

Cubs fans fly the ‘W’ flag during a playoff game in 2016. More

Cubs fans fly the ‘W’ flag during a playoff game in 2016. More

Game 4 will be played Tuesday evening, starting around 5:30 PM ET.

"He's elite over there", second baseman Daniel Murphy said.

In that moment, Rendon knew it was on him.

Whether Maddon was too quick with Quintana is up for debate.

Murphy scored on Zimmerman's double over center fielder Jon Jay's head off reliever Pedro Strop.

The Nationals threatened in the third inning when they put runners on first and third with two outs. Hendricks was efficient early, throwing 13 pitches in the first inning, 17 in the second and 13 in the third.

That looked like it might be enough for Scherzer, who had ripped through Chicago's order easily.

With the Nationals leading 1-0 in the bottom of the seventh inning, Max Scherzer-who had been brilliant and had yet to allow a hit-gave up a one-out double to Ben Zobrist.

Winning game 2 will go a long way towards deciding the victor of this series.

Like Maddon's call, this one was plenty questionable. If the Yankees win, they'll get another crack at Corey Kluber in Game 5, who they beat up in Game 2 before the Indians came back to win it in extra innings. The decision immediately backfired as Albert Almora Jr. pinch-hit for Kyle Schwarber, roping a single to tie it up. Quintana struggled at times in a Cubs uniform, but he is just one start removed from a three-hitter in Milwaukee.

It will be no easy feat for Quintana in his first postseason start as he faces a Nationals team that is filled with offensive weapons.

This is a bit of a tricky spot as both teams have pitchers that are wild cards.

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The Nationals are down 1-0 after losing in the first round of the playoffs in three previous showings. And Turner let him escape, chasing a 2-2 sinker that never sniffed the strike zone for stadium-silencing strikeout.

Scherzer is set to pitch Monday's Game 3 of the National League Division Series between the Washington Nationals and Chicago Cubs, which starts at 4:08 p.m. Carl Edwards Jr. suffered the loss in relief.

"We played so well for two days", Maddon said. "It's (about) how long can I go without re-injuring this and that's where we've done everything we can to make sure I can throw 100 pitches and not have this happen". Ten, to be exact, which is about 10 more than you'd expect from a guy who's nursing an injury and was 24 hours away from starting one of the most important games in franchise history. "We've given up way bigger home runs than that before".

The 33-year-old has not recorded a victory over the Nats since 2009, but he had a 2.84 ERA in 12.2 innings against them this season.

If the Nationals are going to come back to win this series, they need the bats to wake up. The Nationals simply can't win with that group all slumping at once.

Baker has indicated he won't shake things up, but he should.

Schwarber promptly showed why he is in the lineup for his bat. The bench doesn't offer any better options either.

The smart money is on earning as many cracks at winning the tournament as possible, and hope to catch some breaks.

Regardless of how Roark fares in Game 4, if Washington's offense doesn't start clicking soon, it won't matter.

There is no other real option for the Nationals, though.

Reddick's go-ahead single made up for misplaying a fly ball into a home run in Game 3 to force a fourth game. Scherzer had reached 98 pitches, a feat given his injury, but made his case to stay.

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