Adam LaRoche added to his home run tear with a two-run shot and the Washington Nationals beat the Chicago Cubs 9-2 in a fight-filled game Thursday night to finish a lopsided four-game sweep.
Jeff Samardzija pitched a dandy for the Chicago Cubs who beat the Washington Nationals 4-3 on Sunday, handing Davey Johnson’s club their first loss of the season.
Adam LaRoche homered and matched a career-high with four hits, and the Washington Nationals again rallied late against Kerry Wood and Marmol, scoring five runs in the eighth to beat the Chicago Cubs 7-4 on Saturday.
The Nationals gave up 3 solo home runs en route to a 4-2 loss to the Cubs.
Chien-Ming Wang got his first victory in over two years as his sinker pounded Chicago for six innings.
The Washington Nationals fell to the Chicago Cubs 10-9 in the final game of their series Thursday night despite taking an eight run lead in the bottom of the fourth. Check out post-game video from Jayson Werth, Ian Desmond, Sean Burnett and manager Davey Johnson.
A deeper look into the two franchises and one might discover they are not that different.
The Washington Nationals defeated the Chicago Cubs 3-2 Tuesday night behind a strong start from recent AAA call up Ross Detwiler. Check out post-game video from Detwiler, manager Davey Johnson and closer Drew Storen, who picked up his 21st save in the victory.
The Nats had to fight back against the Cubs to manage a 5-4 victory at Nationals Park on Independence Day.