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Cubs rally past Nationals for 2-1 win
Tuesday Oct 10, 2017 12:00am

Cubs rally past Nationals for 2-1 win
(CHICAGO) – Anthony Rizzo blooped a tiebreaking single into left field with two outs in the eighth and the Cubs overcame Max Scherzer's brilliant performance to beat the Washington Nationals 2-1 on Monday for a 2-1 lead in their NL Division Series. The Nationals had a base open with Rizzo coming to the plate and pinch runner Leonys Martin on second, but manager Dusty Baker elected to pitch to the slugger with Willson Conteras on-deck. Oliver Perez came in and Rizzo looped his first pitch into shallow left-center, finding a patch of grass between three Washington fielders. Rizzo stumbled after he took a big turn around first and was tagged out to end the inning, but he didn't seem to care too much. Scherzer was dominant in his return from a right hamstring injury, carrying a no-hitter into the seventh. But just like in Game 1, when Chicago was held hitless into the sixth by Stephen Strasburg, the defending World Series champions showed off their resilience on the way to a stirring victory. Chicago committed four errors, including two by left fielder Kyle Schwarber on one ugly play, and Jason Heyward also made an uncharacteristic baserunning mistake. But the Cubs got a huge pinch-hit RBI single from Albert Almora Jr. and a solid pitching performance from Jose Quintana in the return of postseason baseball to Wrigley after last year's World Series ended in Cleveland.

OTHER N.L. DIVISIONAL SCORES
LA Dodgers 3 – Arizona 1 (Dodgers win series 3-0)

A.L. DIVISIONAL SERIES
Houston 5 – Boston 4 (Astros win series 3-1)
NY Yankees 7 – Cleveland 3 (Series tied 2-2)

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