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Chicago vs Washington Wrap - Washington Wins 8-7

Adam LaRoche swatted 2 round trippers and drove in 3 runs as his Nationals defeated Chicago 8-7 at Nationals Park.

The Nationals were a -147 favorite in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 7.5.

Washington got 5 innings from Gio Gonzalez, who gave up 1 earned run on 4 hits, while striking out 7. Craig Stammen earned the victory, while the Nationals got 3 RBIs from Jayson Werth in the win.

Chicago's starting pitcher Jake Peavy worked 5 1/3 innings, giving up 9 hits and 6 earned runs while striking out 7 in the loss. They got 3 hits from Alejandro De Aza in a losing cause.

Washington outhit their counterparts 13-11 in the game.

Rafael Soriano pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 1 and allowed 2 hits in his outing.