Washington, DC (Sports Network) - One night after blasting a franchise-record
six home runs, the Washington Nationals did it again on Wednesday, en route to
a 9-1 drubbing of the Chicago Cubs in the third installment of a four-game
Bryce Harper led the offensive assault with a pair of homers. Adam LaRoche
clubbed a two-run shot, his third in the past two games, while Roger
Bernadina, Ian Desmond and Danny Espinosa all whacked homers for the
Nationals, who have won four consecutive games.
Gio Gonzalez (18-7) threw seven scoreless innings, taking a no-hitter into the
sixth, while allowing just three hits. He struck out nine and did not issue a
walk to collect his second consecutive positive decision.
He is tied with New York's R.A. Dickey for the major-league lead in wins.
Anthony Rizzo accounted for the lone run with a homer, while Chris Volstad
(2-10) took the loss after allowing five runs on nine hits and four walks over
five innings for the Cubs, who have dropped five in a row.
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