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Chris Rusin Tagged With Loss in Nationals-Cubs Match

Chicago pitchers gave up 2 home runs to Adam LaRoche and it cost them dearly in a 11-5 loss on Tuesday at Nationals Park.

The Nationals were a -210 favorite in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 8.5.

Washington got 5 2/3 innings from Edwin Jackson, who gave up 4 earned runs on 7 hits, while striking out 8. He earned the victory, while the Nationals got 4 RBIs from Ian Desmond in the win.

Chicago's starting pitcher Chris Rusin worked 1 inning, giving up 8 hits and 5 earned runs while striking out 1 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Luis Valbuena in a losing cause.

The battle of the bats favored Washington as they had 19 hits, while Chicago only had 8.