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Nationals Batter Cubs 11-6

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Tanner Roark struck out three in relief as Washington trounced Chicago, 11-6. Nine different Nationals scored at least once in the win and they finished with a .394 wOBA, which is .095 points better than their season average.

The Nationals, behind 1-0, took the lead in the top of the second when Kurt Suzuki hit a single off starter Jake Arrieta, driving in Adam LaRoche and Ian Desmond. Up next, Steve Lombardozzi scored on a sacrifice bunt to make it 3-1. Tied 6-6 in the top of the seventh, the Nationals moved in front for good when Scott Hairston ripped a three-run homer off James Russell to drive in Jayson Werth and Bryce Harper.

Ross Ohlendorf (2-0) went 4 1/3 innings and got a no-decision while allowing four runs on six hits with two strikeouts and two walks. Roark (3-0) earned his third victory on the season after going 1 2/3 innings, surrendering two runs on four hits while fanning three and walking no one. Russell (1-4) took the loss after pitching one inning and allowing three runs on two hits with no strikeouts and one walk. Hairston had a strong game for the Nationals, going 1 for 1 with a home run, a run, and three RBIs. Suzuki also contributed, going 2 for 4 with a run and two RBIs. Anthony Rizzo was 3 for 4 with two home runs, two runs, three RBIs, and a walk in the loss.

The Nationals will play the Cubs again Thursday at Wrigley Field at 1:20 PM CDT.

Nationals Offense
A+110.0S. HairstonPH1111300
A92.0K. SuzukiC4210200
A-91.1J. WerthRF3121321
B+87.8R. Zimmerman3B5210102
B+87.7A. LaRoche1B5210002
B86.2B. HarperLF4120011
B86.2D. SpanCF5110100
B84.3S. Lombardozz2B4110011
C+77.9I. DesmondSS2010011
C-71.0D. DeJesusPH1000000
D+67.0A. RendonSS2000001

Cubs Offense
A+104.7A. Rizzo1B4322311
A93.0C. GillespiePH1100100
B+88.8D. Murphy3B5210101
B+88.7J. LakeCF5210001
B86.8B. BogusevicLF5200001
B86.8N. SchierholtRF5210002
B84.8D. Barney2B1000010
B84.0L. Watkins2B3100000
C-71.0D. McDonaldPH1000000
C-71.0S. CastroSS5110001
D64.0W. CastilloC3000102

Nationals Pitching
A95.1T. Clippard1.00.000.0001013
A-90.4C. Stammen1.00.001.0012012
C76.0R. Soriano1.00.003.0031022
D64.8R. Ohlendorf4.18.311.8562291
D63.5T. Roark1.210.802.4043037

Cubs Pitching
A95.1C. Villanueva1.00.000.0001011
B+88.6M. Bowden1.00.001.0011022
D64.6H. Rondon2.09.002.0032137
D62.2J. Arrieta4.013.502.2555478
F56.1J. Russell1.027.003.0020125

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