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Recap - Washington Defeats Chicago 9-2

Washington got 7 innings of work from Jordan Zimmermann en route to a 9-2 victory over Chicago on Thursday at Nationals Park.

Bettors who backed the Nationals were rewarded as -250 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 8.5.

Washington got 7 innings from Jordan Zimmermann, who gave up 2 earned runs on 5 hits, while striking out 9. He earned the victory, while the Nationals got 3 RBIs from Ryan Zimmerman in the win.

Chicago got a 4-inning outing from Justin Germano in the loss. He gave up 6 earned runs, 2 walks and 7 hits in his time on the mound, while Anthony Rizzo had 3 hits in the loss for the Cubs.

The battle of the bats favored Washington as they had 12 hits, while Chicago only had 7.

Next game, Washington takes its act home to face Miami looking for another win. For Chicago, they head on the road to face Pittsburgh.