Chi. Cubs 2, Washington 1

Date - Sunday, May 12, 2013 1:35 PM
Location - Nationals Park
Temperature - 63°
Umpires - Home Plate - John Tumpane, First Base - Paul Nauert, Second Base - Angel Hernandez, Third Base - Doug Eddings,
Attendance - 38788

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Chi. Cubs 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 7 1
Washington 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Chi. Cubs 15-22 7-11 8-11 W2
Washington 20-17 12-9 8-8 L2

Recap


Cubs 2, Nationals 1:
Kurt Suzuki's throwing error in the ninth inning allowed the go-ahead run to score as visiting Chicago claimed the rubber match of the three-game series. 

Nationals starter Gio Gonzalez didn't allow a baserunner until Dioner Navarro's infield single leading off the sixth, but the Cubs rallied against Washington's bullpen. Starlin Castro tied it with a two-out RBI single against Drew Storen in the eighth, and Chicago stole a run in the ninth.

After consecutive singles by Alfonso Soriano and Julio Borbon to start the inning against Rafael Soriano (0-1), the Cubs put on a double steal with one out, and Suzuki's throw hit batter Welington Castillo’s bat and went well wide of third base, allowing Soriano to scamper home with the go-ahead run. 

Cubs starter Scott Feldman held the Nationals to one run on five hits over six innings and Kyuji Fujikawa and James Russell (1-0) each worked a scoreless inning to get the ball to Kevin Gregg, who retired the side in order in the ninth for his sixth save in as many opportunities. 

Navarro and Cody Ransom each had two hits for the Cubs, who have won consecutive road series. 

GAME NOTEBOOK: Gonzalez allowed two hits and a walk over seven scoreless innings with six strikeouts. … 3B Ryan Zimmerman went 2-for-4 with an RBI double for the Nationals. … The Cubs improved to 15-3 when allowing three runs or fewer but are 0-19 when allowing four runs or more.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Chi. Cubs   Washington
Scott Feldman Player Gio Gonzalez
No Decision W/L No Decision
6.0 IP 7.0
6 Strikeouts 6
5 Hits 2
1.50 ERA 0.00
Hitting
Chi. Cubs   Washington
Dioner Navarro Player Ryan Zimmerman
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 1
0 HR 0
2 TB 3
.667 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Chi. Cubs 7 0 7 .212 12 7 1 1 2 1
Washington 5 0 7 .161 18 9 1 4 1 1

Upcoming Games

  • Washington will play their next game on the road against LA Dodgers. The Nationals have a W/L % of .550 after a win and .529 after a loss.
  • Chi. Cubs will play their next game at home against Colorado. The Cubs have a W/L % of .286 after a win and .478 after a loss.