WASHINGTON — Sights seen around the batting cage, and on the field, before the Cubs’ game against the Washington Nationals in Game 1 of the National League Division Series:
(Associated Press photos)
Joe Maddon, center, watches his team take batting practice.
Nationals manager Dusty Baker.
Jon Lester reflects.
The helmet rack.
Cubs manager Joe Maddon, right, walks past his pitcher Jon Lester, left, during a media availability.
Kyle Schwarber, starting in left field.
Washington Nationals’ Jayson Werth, left, and Bryce Harper.
Chicago Cubs' Kris Bryant jogs off the field to take batting practice before the start of Game 1 of baseball's National League Division Series against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park, Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, in Washington. (AP)