Cubs get impressive series win against the Nationals


Cubs outfielder Chris Denorfia slides in under the tag of Wilson Ramos in Chicago’s 6-3 win over the Nationals on June 7th.

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WASHINGTON, D.C – When you lose 2-of-3 to the Marlins it can kinda dampen any hopes of a successful road trip.

Luckily the Cubs were able to redeem themselves before returning to Wrigley Field-and did so against one of the National League’s best teams.

The Cubs rallied from an early deficit to beat the Nationals’ 6-3 Sunday afternoon in Washington D.C. The victory at Nationals Park helped Joe Maddon’s team win 3-of-4 and helps them finish the week-long road trip with a 4-3 record.

Chris Coghlan and Starlin Castro provided a bulk of the offense as each drove in a pair of runs in the victory. Kyle Hendricks continued his strong pitching of late as he allowed just two runs while scattering 3 hits and striking out four over six innings to pick up his second win of the year.

Coughlan gave the Cubs the lead for good with a bases-loaded single in the fifth inning that put the Cubs up 4-2 and they never gave up the lead again.

Taking 3-of-4 from the Nationals could prove to be a confidence builder for a Cubs team that is on the cusp of being a major contender in the National League. With the victory the Cubs pick up their 30th win of the season and would be percentage points ahead of Washington in a Wild Card situation (The Nationals have 27 losses, the Cubs 25).

A quick two-game Interleague road trip awaits the Cubs on Tuesday and Wednesday in Detroit before they start a six-game homestand against the Reds and Indians starting Thursday.


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