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Nationals Score Late To Edge Cubs

Last updated on Wednesday, August 21, 2013

(Chicago, IL) - In the National League, the Washington Nationals scored two-runs in the ninth inning to stay clear of the Chicago Cubs 4-2 at Wrigley Field Tuesday.

Ian Desmond and Denard Span drove-in runs each in the top of-the-ninth inning to give Washington a 4-1 lead.

Donnie Murphy homered for the third-time in two-games for the Cubs in their half of the ninth, but Rafael Soriano stopped the rally and earned his 32nd save of the season.

The Cubs are 54-and-71 and host the Nationals tonight at 8:05.

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