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Nationals Win Close One 5-4 Over Cubs in 13

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Ryan Zimmerman finished 3-for-6 with one home run and Drew Storen closed it out as Washington got by Chicago, 5-4 in 13 innings. Four different Nationals had at least two hits in the victory.

The Nationals struck first. In the top of the first, Zimmerman went deep for a solo home run off starter Travis Wood. Tied 4-4 in the top of the 13th, the Nationals took the lead for good when Denard Span scored on a ground out.

Stephen Strasburg (6-9) went 8 2/3 innings in a no-decision while surrendering four runs on seven hits with eight strikeouts and two walks. Storen collected his third save of the season in one inning of work after striking out one and walking no one. Michael Bowden (1-3) picked up the loss after pitching one inning and giving up one run on one hit with no strikeouts and no walks. Zimmerman was impressive at the plate for the Nationals, going 3 for 6 with a home run, a run, and an RBI. Steve Lombardozzi also had great output, going 2 for 5 with a double, a home run, two runs, and an RBI. Brian Bogusevic went 3 for 4 with a double, a home run, a run, an RBI, and a walk in the loss.

The Nationals won the series on the road 3-1. They will face the Royals Friday at Kauffman Stadium at 7:10 PM CDT.

Nationals Offense
A94.3R. Zimmerman3B6311101
A92.1S. Lombardozz2B5221100
B+87.0T. Moore1B5210001
B85.5D. SpanCF3110001
B84.2B. HarperCF5100011
C73.0J. WerthRF3000011
C72.0C. TracyPH1000100
C-71.0K. SuzukiPR1000000
C-70.0D. DeJesusRF1000001
C-70.0A. LaRochePH1000001
D+68.3W. RamosC4000012
D66.1A. RendonSS5000110
D64.0S. HairstonLF3000001

Cubs Offense
A+100.8B. BogusevicLF4311110
A92.0C. GillespiePH1100000
B86.0D. NavarroC6200001
B85.2D. Murphy3B5111203
B84.3J. LakeCF4110011
C-71.0L. WatkinsPH1000000
C-70.0D. McDonaldPH1000001
D-60.6S. CastroSS5000013
D-60.0N. SchierholtRF5010000
F58.0D. Barney2B5000001
F54.0A. Rizzo1B6000002

Nationals Pitching
A96.3D. Storen1.00.000.000108
A95.9T. Clippard1.00.000.0002014
A94.1C. Stammen2.00.000.5001133
B86.9S. Strasburg8.24.151.04782112
C74.5R. Soriano0.10.003.0010010

Cubs Pitching
A93.7C. Villanueva2.00.000.5012024
A-90.6B. Parker1.10.000.7511018
B+88.6K. Gregg1.00.001.0001117
B83.5P. Strop1.00.002.0013120
C+77.9T. Wood6.25.401.35742110
D+68.6M. Bowden1.09.001.0010016

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