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Nationals Spoil Zambrano's Return, Pounding Cubs

Last updated on Wednesday, August 26, 2009

(CHICAGO, IL) - Josh Willingham and Elijah Dukes had huge nights as the Washington Nationals spoiled Carlos Zambrano’s return with a 15-6 pounding of the Chicago Cubs.

Willingham went 4 for 4 with two home runs, six runs batted in and five runs scored.

Dukes added a grand slam and an RBI double, driving in five.

Zambrano, who left his last start on August 1st with back spasms, lasted 4 1/3 innings, giving up eight runs on seven hits.

Zambrano did hit his fourth home run of the season.

Milton Bradley and Jeff Baker also hit solo blasts while Geovany Soto had a two-run double for Chicago.

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