Stephen Strasburg vs Ryan Dempster Tilt Ends in Washington 2-1 Win

Chicago wasted a 10-effort from Ryan Dempster and fell 2-1 on Thursday against Washington at Wrigley Field.

Bettors who backed the Nationals were rewarded as -140 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 6.5.

Washington got 7 innings from Stephen Strasburg, who gave up 1 earned run on 5 hits, while striking out 5. Tyler Clippard earned the victory, while the Nationals got 1 RBI from Ian Desmond in the win.

Chicago's starting pitcher Ryan Dempster worked 7 2/3 innings, giving up 2 hits and 1 earned run while striking out 0 in the loss. They got 1 hit from David DeJesus in a losing cause.

Chicago enjoyed an edge at the plate with a 6-4 advantage in hits.

Brad Lidge pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 2 and allowed 1 hit in his outing.