With a berth in the National League Championship Series against the San Francisco Giants on the line, Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson has made no changes to a lineup that has scored just nine runs in the first four games of the series. St. Louis manager Mike Matheny has also made no changes to his lineup, which has scored 23 runs in the first four games.
First pitch of Friday night's game is scheduled for 8:37 p.m. The game will be televised on TBS with the crew of Dick Stockton, Bob Brenly, and David Aldridge commentating. Charlie Slowes and Dave Jageler will handle radio duties on 106.7 The Fan, WFED-AM 1500, and WHFS-AM 1580.