Washington vs Chicago Final: 2-1 - Recap
Washington got a 2-1 victory over Chicago on Monday, with Ross Detwiler earning the victory and helping Nationals moneyline bettors cash out.
Bettors who backed the Nationals were rewarded as -185 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 7.5.
Washington got 7 innings from Ross Detwiler, who gave up 0 earned runs on 4 hits, while striking out 3. He earned the victory, while the Nationals got 1 RBI from Ryan Zimmerman in the win.
Chicago got a 7-inning outing from Jeff Samardzija in the loss. He gave up 1 earned run, 1 walk and 7 hits in his time on the mound, while Starlin Castro had 2 hits in the loss for the Cubs.
Washington enjoyed an edge at the plate with a 9-6 advantage in hits.
The game was closed out by Tyler Clippard who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 2 hits, 0 walks and fanned 1 batter to earn the save.