Was 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
ChiCub 0 2 0 2 0 0 3 0 X 7
Date of game: 6/27/2014

Recap: Chicago Cubs vs. Washington

Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - John Baker drove in four runs to help lead the Chicago Cubs to a 7-2 win over the Washington Nationals in the second installment of a four-game set from Wrigley Field.

Baker, hitting just .160 at the plate entering Friday's contest, went 3-for-3 and doubled his season RBI total in the triumph. Chris Coghlan had two hits, while he and Luis Valbuena each scored twice.

"It feels great," Baker said. "I finally hit a couple baseballs that didn't go right at somebody. Baseball will rip your heart out, but we love it so much. It's fun to contribute."

Jason Hammel (7-5) continued his dominance of the Nationals, allowing two runs on five hits with six strikeouts over 6 1/3 innings. Hammel improved to 7-0 in nine career starts against Washington.

His counterpart, Tanner Roark (7-5), lost for the first time since June 1 after getting roughed up for four runs on 10 hits over six innings. He hadn't given up more than three runs in a start since May 3, when the Phillies scored seven in four innings against him.

Adam LaRoche had a solo home run in the setback.

Washington scored a run in the second inning and a run in the fourth, but Chicago countered with two runs in the bottom half of both.

Ryan Zimmerman gave the Nationals an early 1-0 lead, plating LaRoche with a double to left. Zimmerman moved to third on an error and Wilson Ramos walked to put runners on the corners, but Hammel stranded both runners with three straight outs.

Baker and Darwin Barney hit consecutive RBI singles to center in the bottom of the second to make it 2-1.

"They're a good hitting ball club," said Roark. "They didn't hit home runs, they hit one extra base hit off me that I remember. Other than that, they were hitting singles and putting pressure on us."

LaRoche tied the game in his next at-bat with a solo blast to right. The draw lasted for just minutes, as Ryan Sweeney drove in Coghlan and Baker with a poke to center to put Chicago back in front.

Baker broke the game open in the seventh inning, clearing the bases with a three-run double down the right field line off Jerry Blevins.

Game Notes

Eight of nine Cubs starters, including Hammel, had at least one hit ... Washington finished 0-for-4 with runners in scoring position.

Lafayette, Scheuerman run past Lehigh in 150th meeting

The 150th series meeting between Lafayette and Lehigh was held at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, but Lafayette's Ross Scheuerman was ready for Broadway on Saturday.

NASCAR News
Kahne gets three-year extension from Hendrick

Kasey Kahne will continue to drive for Hendrick Motorsports through the 2018 Sprint Cup season, signing a three-year contract extension on Thursday.

Browns activate Josh Gordon

The Cleveland Browns activated wide receiver Josh Gordon on Saturday, a day before he is set to make his season debut against Atlanta.

Dodgers acquire Bolsinger from D-backs

The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired right- handed pitcher Mike Bolsinger from the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday for cash considerations.

Oilers' Pouliot out indefinitely with broken foot

Edmonton Oilers forward Benoit Pouliot is out indefinitely after suffering a broken foot in Friday's game against the New Jersey Devils, the team announced during the second intermission.

Featured Partners
www.eastridgeretirementcenter.com
The newly modeled East Ridge Residence is a must see with its spacious comfortable apartments. Plus, 3 delicious meals daily, geriatric physician, home healthcare services and fun festive activities. Schedule your visit today!
www.ameripriseadvisors.com/james.m.scotchie
Together we can make a confident retirement possible. Simply click to get started with your private wealth advisor. Talk to Jimmy Scotchie, Certified Financial Planner.
www.comcast.com/cable-internet-packages.html
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
 
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Megan Wise Goes Outside
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.