Chicago Cubs win over Washington Nationals in a snap

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Morning Marquee: Cubs win on Ross’ snap throw

The

Chicago Cubs

scored early against the Washington Nationals, and never again. After two early runs, the Cubs pitching staff needed to go into lockdown mode as the offense once again failed to produce any insurance as the Cubs won another one-run game by the score of 2-1.

Jake Arrieta

went six innings, allowing just one run while the bullpen–and

David Ross

–did their part to preserve the win.

The veteran Ross showed there’s still life in that arm, gunning down two would-be base stealers, as well as the game-winning pickoff of Clint Robinson. With runners at first at second, Robinson represented the winning run with two out. But Robinson’s secondary lead took him too far out as Anthony Rizzo snuck in behind and Ross threw down to get him to end the game.

Something old, something new. Something borrowed, something blue. Did you know that was intended for the Cubs and Joe Maddon? Okay, maybe it wasn’t. But our Tobey Johnson sees some correlation in the old wedding saying and the Cubs pairing with Maddon.

The Cincinnati Reds avoided a sweep against the Phillies, thanks in part to the “collision rule”. After the Reds Anthony DeSclafani was thrown out at the plate by a mile, it was ruled that Carlos Ruiz didn’t give a lane and DeSclafani was ruled safe. The floodgates opened after that and the Reds went on to beat the Phils 6-4.

These and other stories you may have missed:

‘Cubs escape Washington with a 2-1 victory’ – Cubbies Crib

‘Reds avoid sweep from Phillies with 6-4 win’ – Blog Red Machine

‘Cubs and Joe Maddon are a perfect pairing’ – Cubbies Crib

‘Rangers walk off with win against White Sox’ – MLB.com

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