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SportRendon leads Nationals past Cubs in 11 for 5th straight win

02:40  26 august  2019
02:40  26 august  2019 Source:   ap.org

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Washington has won four straight and six of seven to extend its lead over Chicago for the top NL wild-card spot to three games. The Nationals have scored a total of 97 runs in their last nine games. A day after losing to the Nationals 9-3, the Cubs dropped consecutive games at Wrigley Field for the first

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CHICAGO (AP) -- Anthony Rendon homered and had four hits, including an RBI single in the 11th inning, and the Washington Nationals beat the Chicago Cubs 7-5 on Sunday for their fifth straight victory.

Juan Soto added three hits and Stephen Strasburg struck out 10 in six innings, helping Washington finish off its first sweep of Chicago since September 2012. The Nationals outscored the Cubs 23-10 in the three-game series.

BOX SCORE: NATIONALS 7, CUBS 5 (11)

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A day after the Cubs won 12- 11 in a game with seven home runs, there was a brisk breeze blowing in at Wrigley Field and the teams combined for just six hits. Hendricks (9-9) allowed three hits, struck out seven and walked none. He has a 1.79 ERA in 11 home starts this season.

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Kyle Schwarber, Addison Russell and Victor Caratini homered for Chicago, which had won five in a row before Washington rolled into town. Cole Hamels pitched two-run ball into the sixth, helped by a couple of strong defensive plays behind him.

Washington grabbed the lead for good when Howie Kendrick scored on Tyler Chatwood's wild pitch with Rendon at the plate in the 11th. Rendon then drove in Trea Turner with a single to left off Chatwood (5-2).

Daniel Hudson (7-3) pitched two innings for the win.

The Cubs played without Anthony Rizzo, who was sidelined by tightness in his back. The big first baseman is day to day after leaving Saturday's 7-2 loss in the fifth.

Kris Bryant hit a tying single off Strasburg in the sixth, but the Nationals responded with three in the seventh. Soto made it 3-2 with a run-scoring single, and Asdrúbal Cabrera drove in two more with a base hit to right.

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Rendon joins a team that won its sixth straight game Friday night, 7-3 behind two home runs from leadoff hitter Bryce Harper and one from Matt Adams. Harper has four homers in four games atop the lineup, but manager Dave Martinez wouldn't commit to keeping him there. "We'll see.

Hendricks, Cubs edge Giants 1-0 for 5 th straight win . Anthony Rendon and Howie Kendrick homered for Washington, which leads the NL wild-card race and won for the ninth time in 11 games. Steven Brault (3-3) allowed two runs in six innings. Scherzer is 7-0 in his past 11 starts.

Chicago then went to work against Washington's beleaguered bullpen.

Caratini homered against Hunter Strickland in the seventh. After Javier Báez walked with two outs in the eighth, Schwarber tied it at 5 with a drive to left-center off Fernando Rodney for his 30th homer.

The crowd of 40,518 roared as Schwarber rounded the bases, but that was it for Chicago. Nicholas Castellanos flied out to the warning track in center for the first out in the 10th.

Rendon put Washington in front when he opened the fourth with a long drive to left on an 0-2 pitch from Hamels. The All-Star third baseman is batting .415 (22 for 53) during a 12-game hitting streak.

For a while, it looked as if Rendon's 29th homer might be enough for Strasburg. But Russell tied it for Chicago in the fifth, hitting a two-out drive into the basket in left for his seventh homer.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Nationals: Manager Dave Martinez said LHP Sean Doolittle (right knee tendinitis) might throw a simulated game or two before he returns from the injured list. ... RHP Austin Voth (right biceps tendinitis) pitched three scoreless innings in a rehab appearance with Double-A Harrisburg on Saturday. He is scheduled to make four or five starts in the minors.

Cubs ride Hendricks' start to 1-0 win over the Giants, their 5th straight victory

Cubs ride Hendricks' start to 1-0 win over the Giants, their 5th straight victory The Cubs extended their winning streak to five games Thursday and remained in sole possession of first place in the National League Central.

Washington has won four straight and six of seven to extend its lead over Chicago for the top NL wild-card spot to three games. Anthony Rendon stretched his hitting streak to 11 games and drove in a run. A day after losing to the Nationals 9-3, the Cubs dropped a second consecutive game at Wrigley

Hendricks, Cubs edge Giants 1-0 for 5 th straight win . Anthony Rendon and Howie Kendrick homered for Washington, which leads the NL wild-card race and won for the ninth time in 11 games. Scherzer is 7-0 in his past 11 starts. He said the next step would be to build toward throwing 100

Cubs: Lefty reliever Derek Holland was placed on the 10-day IL with a bruised left wrist. Holland got struck by a comebacker during Wednesday's 12-11 victory over San Francisco. INF David Bote was recalled from Triple-A Iowa.

UP NEXT

Nationals: LHP Patrick Corbin (10-5, 3.17 ERA) starts Tuesday night in the first of two games against Baltimore. RHP Aaron Brooks (3-7, 6.21 ERA) gets the ball for the visiting Orioles.

Cubs: Following an off day, RHP Yu Darvish (4-6, 4.43 ERA) starts the opener of a three-game series at the New York Mets. Marcus Stroman (7-11, 3.18 ERA) is penciled in for New York, but the right-hander has been dealing with left hamstring tightness.

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Rendon leads Nationals past Cubs in 11 for 5th straight win
Rendon leads Nationals past Cubs in 11 for 5th straight win
Rendon leads Nationals past Cubs in 11 for 5th straight win
Rendon leads Nationals past Cubs in 11 for 5th straight win
Rendon leads Nationals past Cubs in 11 for 5th straight win

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