The bullpen preserved the win for J.D. Martin, who gave up three runs in five frames. (AP)
By Bill Ladson / MLB.com
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.
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).
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.