The Washington Times - October 12, 2012, 02:22PM

Good evening from Nationals Park where we’re a few hours from the 8:37 p.m. first pitch of the deciding Game 5 of the division series between the Washington Nationals and St. Louis Cardinals.

The sun hasn’t gone down yet and the ballpark is already wind-whipped and cold. Tonight’s forecast calls for temperatures to dip below 40 degrees. So, if you’re headed out, dress warmly.


With Gio Gonzalez on the mound against Adam Wainwright, both teams go with the same lineup they’ve used in the series’ previous four games.

More to come after Davey Johnson and Mike Matheny’s pregame press conferences.

St. Louis Cardinals
Jon Jay, CF
Carlos Beltran, RF
Matt Holliday, LF
Allen Craig, 1B
Yadier Molina, C
David Freese, 3B
Daniel Descalso, 2B
Pete Kozma, SS
Adam Wainwright, RHP

Washington Nationals
Jayson Werth, RF
Bryce Harper, CF
Ryan Zimmerman, 3B
Adam LaRoche, 1B
Michael Morse, LF
Ian Desmond, SS
Danny Espinosa, 2B
Kurt Suzuki, C
Gio Gonzalez, LHP