The Nats had to fight back against the Cubs to manage a 5-4 victory at Nationals Park on Independence Day.
Drew Storen pitched a scoreless ninth for his 20th save.
Mike Rizzo addresses his and Ivan Rodriguez’s altercation with the umpire crew in New York last Thursday.
Nats scored six runs in the first and Jason Marquis picked up 2 RBI’s and tied for the league lead in wins with 5.
Jim Riggleman, Danny Espinosa, Ivan Rodriguez, Ryan Zimmerman and other Nats talk after the opening day 2-0 loss to the Atlanta Braves.
The Nationals were much better defensively and Livan Hernandez did his job on opening day 2011, but Atlanta has Derek Lowe and Jason Heyward.