Dan Haren vs Chris Rusin Battle Sees Chicago Fall 4-2
Washington got a 4-2 victory over Chicago on Tuesday, with Dan Haren earning the victory and helping Nationals moneyline bettors cash out.
Washington won as a -132 favorite, while Over-Under bettors who played UNDER the total of 9.5 were rewarded at the payout window.
Washington got 6 innings from Dan Haren, who gave up 1 earned run on 5 hits, while striking out 6. He earned the victory, while the Nationals got 1 RBI from Ian Desmond in the win.
Chicago got a 5 2/3-inning outing from Chris Rusin in the loss. He gave up 2 earned runs, 2 walks and 10 hits in his time on the mound, while Donnie Murphy had 2 hits in the loss for the Cubs.
The battle of the bats favored Washington as they had 14 hits, while Chicago only had 6.
Rafael Soriano pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 2 and allowed 1 hit in his outing.