8/21 Morning Marquee: Cubs routed, Nationals walk-off


It was a busy slate full of contests last night across Major League Baseball. For Cubs fans, it was a forgettable evening as Edwin Jackson ruined Star Wars Night at Wrigley Field, allowing seven earned runs in 2 2/3 innings – his shortest start of the season, as Chicago fell to the Giants by an 8-3 final.

In other action, the Washington Nationals kept on rolling, extending its lead in the National League East to seven games over Atlanta with a walk-off win over Arizona at home. Rick Porcello was dominant against Tampa Bay, leading the Tigers to a crucial win over the Rays and David Ortiz made Boston Red Sox history with his 30th home run of the season.

Here’s more from around the league:

“Angels’ Richards carted off with knee injury” – MLB.com

“Edwin Jackson implodes; Cubs lose to Giants, 8-3” – Cubbies Crib

“Rendon walks-off Nats for ninth-straight win” – MLB.com

“Ortiz joins 30-homer club for 8th time” – ESPN Boston

“Porcello blanks Rays as Tigers climb standings” – MLB.com