Washington tops Cubs, 7-5, in series opener

nationals_logoDanny Espinosa hit a three-run homer, and the Nats knocked out 12 hits against Cubs pitching in a 7-5 Washington win Friday night at Nationals Park.

Espinosa’s homer, his seventh of the season, staked the Nationals to an early 3-0 lead.

Anthony Rizzo homered twice for Chicago, his 10th and 11th of the season, off Washington starter Tanner Roark (2-2), and Jesus Montero hit a solo shot off Roark in the sixth.

Roark went five and two-thirds innings, giving up four runs on six hits, with six strikeouts without issuing a walk.

Drew Storen recorded his 18th save despite giving up a run on two hits in the ninth.


UVA Basketball Fans!

uva basketball team of destiny
Team of Destiny: Inside Virginia Basketball’s Run to the 2019 National Championship, by Jerry Ratcliffe and Chris Graham, is available for $25. The book, with additional reporting by Zach Pereles, Scott Ratcliffe, and Scott German, will take you from the aftermath of the stunning first-round loss to UMBC in 2018 through to the thrilling overtime win over Texas Tech to win the 2019 national title, the first in school history.

Dick Vitale on Team of Destiny: “This is a hoops story you will LOVE! Jerry and Chris capture the sensational and dramatic championship journey by Tony Bennett and his tenacious Cavalier team. UVA was Awesome Baby and so is this book!”

Ralph Sampson on Team of Destiny: “Jerry and Chris have lived and seen it all, even before my time. I highly recommend this book to every basketball fan across the globe. This story translates to all who know defeat and how to overcome it!”

Feedback from buyers: “Got the Book in the Mail Saturday, and could not put it down! Great read and great photography as well! Love all of the books I’ve received, but hands down, this is my favorite!” – Russell

Buy here.

augusta free press news
augusta free press news
augusta free press news