The Cubs defeated the Nats 6-3 at Nationals Park in Washington DC on Thursday night. The win moved the Cubs within 3 games of the idle Cardinals for 1st place in the NL Central. Rich Harden evened his record at 6-6 with a solid outing – 6 innings, 3 hits, 7 K’s and most importantly no walks. The only run Harden allowed was an unearned run in the 6th inning. Angel Guzman and Carlos Mamrol each worked scoreless innings of relief and Kevin Gregg closed out the game despite giving up a solo home run to Ryan Zimmerman in the 9th inning.
Derrek Lee kept up his hot hitting. He went 3 for 4 with a solo home run. Reed Johnson had 2 hits and an RBI in the leadoff spot. Ryan Theriot had only 1 hit, but 2 RBI’s.
Let’s hope the Cubs can pull off 3 more wins against the lowly Nats the rest of the weekend.