Nationals left-hander Gio Gonzalez will start Game 5 of the NL Division Series against the Cubs on Thursday, the Nats announced.

He'll meet Chicago's Kyle Hendricks in the deciding game of the series, set for 8 p.m. ET (TBS) at Nationals Park.

Gonzalez lasted five innings in his Game 2 start Saturday in D.C., allowing three hits, including a two-run homer to Anthony Rizzo in Washington's 6-3 win. He got no decision.