Game Wrap - Chicago 4-3 Victors Over Nationals
Chicago moneyline bettors cashed on Thursday courtesy of a 4-3 win against the Washington Nationals at Wrigley Field.
The Cubs were a -107 favorite in the win. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 7.5.
Ryan Dempster earned the victory for the Cubs, throwing 7 innings of work, striking out 6, walking 2, and allowing 3 hits and 1 earned run. That effort was supported by 2 RBIs from Aramis Ramirez in the win.
Washington's starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann worked 6 2/3 innings, giving up 9 hits and 4 earned runs while striking out 7 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Wilson Ramos in a losing cause.
The battle of the bats favored Chicago as they had 9 hits, while Washington only had 8.
The game was closed out by Carlos Marmol who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 2 hits, 2 walks and fanned 2 batters to earn the save.
Chicago heads into a battle against Atlanta. Washington, meanwhile, will have their next action against Philadelphia.