Despite Cubs' concerns, Thursday's makeup game in Washington is still scheduled

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CHICAGO -- Despite the Cubs' concerns, Thursday's makeup game against the Nationals remains scheduled to be played in Washington.

The Cubs will leave Wrigley Field after Wednesday night's National League Central showdown against the Brewers to fly to Washington for the game, which was originally scheduled for Sunday but was postponed after a 3-hour, 1-minute delay.

Cubs left-hander Mike Montgomery, who hasn't pitched since Sept. 4, will likely oppose Joe Ross, who is 5-3 with a 5.01 ERA and 1.466 WHIP. Cy Young Award favorite Max Scherzer had been scheduled to start, but Nationals manager Dave Martinez reportedly is juggling the rotation.

Hurricane Florence is bearing down on the East Coast, and the Cubs have expressed concerns that weather could delay the game or their efforts to fly home Thursday night. The Cubs are scheduled to play the Reds at 1:20 p.m. Friday at Wrigley Field.

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