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Nats take series
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Nationals 5, Cubs 4
The bullpen preserved the win for J.D. Martin, who gave up three runs in five frames. (AP)
After early homers from Ryan Zimmerman and Adam Dunn, the Nats withstood the Cubs' comeback effort, which came to a head in the seventh when Josh Bard recovered a wild pitch and flipped to Sean Burnett to retire the potential tying run.
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Series at a glance:
WSH
Washington (46-82)
Won 1
Washington 5, Chi Cubs 4   CHC
Chi Cubs (63-62)
Lost 1
August 27, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Washington
3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0   5 5 0
Chi Cubs
0 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 0   4 6 0
Standings thru 8/27/09  |  Recap: WSH | CHC  |  Gameday  |  Nationals stats  |  Cubs stats
Washington AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Morgan, CF 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .307
  Harris, CF 1 0 1 0 3 0 0 .230
Guzman, C, SS 5 1 1 2 0 0 5 .303
Zimmerman, 3B 4 1 1 2 0 0 2 .303
Dunn, A, 1B 3 1 1 1 1 2 0 .283
  MacDougal, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Willingham, LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .296
  Padilla, LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .077
Belliard, 2B-1B 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 .249
Dukes, RF 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 .236
Bard, C 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 .236
Martin, J, P 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 .231
  Clippard, P 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Burnett, S, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Gonzalez, Al, 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .256
Totals 31 5 5 5 6 5 12  

BATTING
2B: Guzman, C (22, Wells).
HR: Zimmerman (27, 1st inning off Wells, 1 on, 0 out), Dunn, A (34, 3rd inning off Wells, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Zimmerman 4; Guzman, C 2; Dunn, A 4; Harris; Bard.
RBI: Guzman, C 2 (46), Zimmerman 2 (88), Dunn, A (90).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Guzman, C.
SAC: Bard.
Team RISP: 2-for-5.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Morgan 2 (42, 2nd base off Wells/Hill, K, 3rd base off Wells/Hill, K).

 
Chi Cubs AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Theriot, SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .293
Bradley, RF 5 0 0 0 0 1 3 .255
Lee, D, 1B 2 2 2 1 1 0 0 .293
Ramirez, Ar, 3B 4 1 3 3 0 0 0 .328
Fukudome, CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 .275
Soriano, A, LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 .238
Fontenot, 2B 3 0 1 0 0 2 0 .226
  Gregg, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Fox, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .295
  Guzman, A, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Grabow, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Hill, K, C 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 .240
  b-Fuld, PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .278
Wells, P 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .189
  Baker, Je, 2B 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 .281
Totals 31 4 6 4 4 7 14  

a-Struck out for Gregg in the 8th. b-Walked for Hill, K in the 9th.

BATTING
HR: Ramirez, Ar (11, 3rd inning off Martin, J, 1 on, 2 out), Lee, D (25, 5th inning off Martin, J, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Ramirez, Ar 6; Fontenot; Lee, D 5.
RBI: Ramirez, Ar 3 (42), Lee, D (86).
2-out RBI: Ramirez, Ar 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Soriano, A 2; Theriot 2; Bradley.
SAC: Wells.
Team RISP: 2-for-7.
Team LOB: 7.

 
Washington IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Martin, J (W, 3-3) 5.0 4 3 3 2 2 2 4.85
Clippard (H, 2) 1.2 2 1 1 1 3 0 2.63
Burnett, S (H, 10) 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.00
MacDougal (S, 14) 1.2 0 0 0 1 2 0 3.10
 
Chi Cubs IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Wells (L, 9-7) 6.1 5 5 5 4 4 2 3.06
Gregg 1.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.20
Guzman, A 0.2 0 0 0 1 0 0 3.20
Grabow 0.1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2.81

WP: MacDougal.
HBP: Theriot (by Martin, J), Lee, D (by Martin, J).
Pitches-strikes: Martin, J 103-64, Clippard 30-20, Burnett, S 11-5, MacDougal 27-18, Wells 110-65, Gregg 13-8, Guzman, A 11-6, Grabow 9-4.
Groundouts-flyouts: Martin, J 4-7, Clippard 1-0, Burnett, S 1-0, MacDougal 3-0, Wells 6-5, Gregg 1-0, Guzman, A 1-1, Grabow 0-1.
Batters faced: Martin, J 23, Clippard 8, Burnett, S 1, MacDougal 6, Wells 28, Gregg 5, Guzman, A 3, Grabow 2.
Inherited runners-scored: Burnett, S 2-0, Gregg 1-0, Grabow 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Bill Welke. 1B: Jerry Layne. 2B: Tony Randazzo. 3B: Rob Drake.
Weather: 64 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 6 mph, In from RF.
T: 2:46.
Att: 35,174.
Venue: Wrigley Field.
August 27, 2009
August 27, 2009

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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