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47-31, 1st in NL East
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Strasburg, Nats bats power past Cubs 8-4

Stephen Strasburg struck out 13 in seven innings, Bryce Harper had two doubles and two RBI, and the Washington Nationals beat the Chicago Cubs 8-4 on Wednesday night.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

A day after killing the Cubs with speed, the Nats used power to pummel them, getting longballs from Anthony Rendon, Matt Wieters, and Daniel Murphy en route to an 8-4 win. Stephen Strasburg was electric, fanning 13 in seven strong innings to pick up the W.

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Ramirez turns the table on Beltre (0:25)
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Bryant rolls ankle and leaves game (0:24)
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Rendon, Wieters hit back-to-back HRs in 2nd (0:39)

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Stephen Strasburg is electric tonight. The Nats righty has fanned the last six Cubs hitters and has seven K's through three innings. Of his 38 pitches, 30 have been strikes.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Back-to-backey off John Lackey. That's what Anthony Rendon and Matt Wieters just did at Nats Park. It's the seventh set of B2B bombs for Washington, whose 119 jacks are most in the NL.

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6hEddie Matz

Nats closer Glover dealing with shoulder issues

"We got an MRI," Koda Glover said prior to Wednesday night's game. "It's severe inflammation of the rotator cuff and two strains, and a couple of this and that, and it's not really a huge deal. But the inflammation, we're still waiting for it to go away."

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Nats closer Koda Glover, who hit the DL on June 11 with back issues, said he's dealing with severe rotator cuff inflammation and isn't close to being able to resume throwing. Glover says that he actually experienced the shoulder problems first and that trying to pitch through it resulted in the back injury.

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Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Dusty Baker, whose Nats ran wild on the Cubs last night, hadn't heard that Chicago catcher Miguel Montero was let go today after publicly throwing pitcher Jake Arrieta under the bus. Baker's reaction: "Wow."

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Scherzer outperforming even himself

Max Scherzer hit his stride late in the season last year on his way to the Cy Young. This year, the right-hander is off to a much stronger start.

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12hJesse Rogers

Theo: Montero cut after being 'bad teammate'

Catcher Miguel Montero was expected to be designated for assignment by the Cubs on Wednesday, less than 24 hours after he blamed pitcher Jake Arrieta for allowing seven stolen bases against the Nationals.

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Nationals steal team-record 7 bases off Cubs

The Nationals stole seven bases Tuesday night off beleaguered Cubs catcher Miguel Montero, tying a franchise record most recently accomplished by the Montreal Expos in 1986.

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Nats, Scherzer beat Cubs, Arrieta in Cy Young showdown

Max Scherzer allowed one run and two hits as the Washington Nationals knocked Chicago Cubs starter Jake Arrieta out in the fifth inning on the way to a 6-1 victory Tuesday night in a showdown of the past two NL Cy Young Award winners.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

The Nationals stole a team-record seven bases (including four by Trea Turner), and ace Max Scherzer tossed six innings of two-hit ball as Washington beat the Cubs 6-1 to even up their four-game series at 1-1.

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Nationals swipe 7 bases against Cubs (0:47)
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Scherzer brings in run with infield single (0:24)

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

It's running bases here in DC, where the Nats have set a team record by stealing seven bases. And it's only the fourth inning. In case you're wondering, the modern-day record for steals in a game is 15, set by the 1911 Yankees.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Through Memorial Day, Nats speedster Trea Turner had 11 steals, which was 16 fewer than Billy Hamilton. With a franchise record four steals already tonight, Turner now has 32 to overtake Hamilton for the MLB lead.

ESPN Stats & Info

Cy Young winners meet Tuesday night

For just the third time in the past 10 years, Cy Young winners from the last two seasons will face off against each other, per Elias. Jake Arrieta had the stronger Cy Young campaign, but he enters Tuesday with a 4.36 ERA compared to Max Scherzer's 2.09.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs4341st
Batting Average.2782nd
On Base Percentage.3443rd
Slugging Percentage.4752nd
Earned Run Average4.1110th
Quality Starts501st
WHIP1.277th
BAA.2489th

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