Gomes helps Nationals pull away for win over Cubs

Yan Gomes went 2-for-Five with two doubles and two RBIs, and the Washington Nationals pulled away for a 7-2 win over the host Chicago Cubs on Saturday afternoon.

Aug 24, 2019; Chicago, IL, USA; Washington Nationals catcher Yan Gomes (10) hits two run unmarried in opposition to the Chicago Cubs all over the 3rd inning all over an MLB Gamers’ Weekend recreation at Wrigley Box. Obligatory Credit score: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports activities

Howie Kendrick drove in two runs and Anthony Rendon, Juan Soto and Adam Eaton additionally drove in a single run apiece for the Nationals, who will opt for the collection sweep on Sunday. Washington has gained 4 video games in a row, six of 7 and 11 of 13.

Nicholas Castellanos and Jonathan Lucroy every drove in a run for Chicago. Javier Baez completed 2-for-Four with a double for the Cubs, who dropped their 2d immediately recreation after successful the former 5 in a row.

Nationals right-hander Wander Suero (Four-7) picked up the victory with two-thirds innings of scoreless reduction. Suero changed starter Joe Ross, who allowed two runs on six hits in Four 1/3 innings whilst strolling 4 and placing out 3.

Cubs left-hander Jose Quintana (11-Eight) drew the loss after giving up 5 runs (4 earned) on seven hits in 4 innings. He walked 3 and struck out 3.

Washington grabbed a 1-Zero lead within the first on Rendon’s sacrifice fly to deep left box. The fly ball scored Trea Turner and higher Rendon’s career-high RBI overall to 101.

Within the 3rd, Washington added 4 extra runs in opposition to Quintana to increase its result in Five-Zero. The Nationals loaded the bases with no person out for Juan Soto, who drove within the first run of the inning on a groundout. Kendrick got here via within the subsequent at-bat with an RBI unmarried, and Gomes contributed a two-run unmarried 3 batters later.

The Cubs trimmed the deficit to Five-1 within the backside of the 3rd when Castellanos singled to force in Victor Caratini. Castellanos has 14 RBIs in 22 video games since becoming a member of Chicago simply sooner than the business cut-off date.

Lucroy pulled Chicago inside Five-2 within the 5th with a pinch-hit, ground-rule double. Lucroy’s extra-base hit scored Castellanos, who singled to right-center box and complicated to 2d base on a stroll by way of Kris Bryant.

Washington tacked on every other run within the 6th. Gerardo Parra swiped 2d base and 3rd base sooner than scoring on a groundout by way of Eaton.

Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo left the sport within the 5th as a result of mid-back tightness, consistent with the crew.

—Box Stage Media

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