MLB

more stats

1
Final123456789RHE
Washington000000100160
Chicago Cubs30113021X1190
Preview | Matchup | Lineup | Log | Wrap | Box
W:J.Samardzija(7-11) L:J.Zimmermann(14-7)
HR: WAS- W.Ramos (8) CHC- D.Navarro (11), D.Murphy 2 (6), N.Schierholtz 2 (18)
11


National League Game Summary - Washington at Chicago



(Monday, August 19th)

Final Score: Chicago 11, Washington 1

Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Nate Schierholtz capped a career-high six-RBI performance with his second home run of the night and the Chicago Cubs rode Jeff Samardzija's complete game in an 11-1 rout of the Washington Nationals.

Schierholtz finished 3-for-4 and the Cubs smacked five home runs as a team, with Donnie Murphy also clubbing a pair and Dioner Navarro providing a three- run shot in the opener of this four-game set.

Samardzija (7-11) was in full control, allowing just a Wilson Ramos home run and five more hits. He struck out five without walking a batter to get his first win in a month.

The Nationals lost for the fourth time in five tries, with starter Jordan Zimmermann (14-7) taking a beating. He was charged with eight runs on seven hits over five frames.

The Cubs gave Samardzija three runs to work with after their first turn at the plate. Junior Lake led off with a double, Dioner Navarro reached with a walk and Schierholtz cleared the bags with a blast into the right field seats.

"To get out of that and hit a home run and give us a three-run lead was huge," said Cubs manager Dale Sveum.

Schierholtz provided some more support during his next plate appearance in the third. With Darwin Barney aboard, Schierholtz knocked him in from first with a double into right field, opening up a 4-0 Chicago lead.

Zimmermann's struggles continued, with the right-hander serving up two more homers before recording an out in the fifth. Murphy blasted one to begin the fourth and the Nationals fell into an 8-0 hole on Navarro's three-run shot an inning later.

"I can live with a solo home run or a few base hits, but when you get guys on you have to really buckle down and make some pitches. I wasn't able to do that tonight," said Zimmermann.

Samardzija didn't surrender an extra base hit until the seventh, when Washington finally got on the board on Ramos' homer.

Schierholtz and Murphy provided more fuel to the fire, with each tacking on their second home runs of the game. Schierholtz cleared the fence with a two- run shot in the seventh and Murphy's solo blast an inning later accounted for the final margin.

Game Notes

The two teams completed a trade with one another prior to the start of the game, with the Cubs sending outfielder David DeJesus to the Nationals in exchange for a player to be named later. DeJesus entered in the eighth inning as a pinch-hitter and went 0-for-1 ... The Nationals released outfielder Roger Bernadina ... Washington is 12-16 against teams from the NL Central this season.

08/20 01:07:53 ET

TV
  • Hoops Headquarters: Final Four Special

    Friday at 7:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • CBS Sports Spectacular: NCAA March Madness Confidential

    Sunday at 5:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NCAA Basketball Tournament Championship

    Monday at 9:00 pm on WRAL-TV

Scoreboard
Local
Final
CHA 104
BOS 116
Final
DET 2
ATL 4
Final
TAM 6
BAL 6
Final
PIT 18
PHI 4
Final
STL 6
WAS 2
Final
NYM 7
MIA 1
Final
CWS 1
CLE 4
Final
OAK 11
COL 2
Final
TEX 7
KAN 11
Final
SEA 5
ANA 3
Final
CIN 3
SDP 6
Final
CHC 8
SFG 5
Final
ARI 2
LOS 4
Final
HOU 4
TOR 7
Final
BOS 14
MIN 2
 
Final
CHA 104
BOS 116
Final
PHI 111
LAL 113
Final
TOR 99
HOU 96
Final
ATL 101
MIL 88
Final
MEM 97
SAC 83
 
Final
MIN 84
UTA 104
 
2nd
POR 31
PHO 22
 
Final
LOYC 65
LAMON 58
Final
MON 3
TAM 5
Final
STL 1
VAN 4
 
2nd Intermission
DAL 2
CAL 4
 
2nd Intermission
CHI 3
LOS 1
 
2nd
COL 1
EDM 2
 
1st
ARI 1
BUF 0