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Dempster, Cubs blank Nationals

Ryan Dempster tossed a two-hit shutout through seven innings as the Chicago Cubs defeated the Washington Nationals 4-0 Wednesday night for a sweep of the three-game set.

The Cubs won the game as -115 favorites, while the teams played UNDER the posted over/under (8.5) set by sportsbooks.

Aramis Ramirez belted a two-run homer for the Cubs, and Alfonso Soriano also went deep in the win.

Jason Marquis suffered the Nationals loss, giving up four hits and one run over his 7 1-3 innings.