The Cubs managed just two solo homers in this one – Brian Bogusevic and Donnie Murphy (seriously, Donnie Murphy, what has gotten into you?) – and went 0-8 with runners in scoring position. That said, this one could have been an even bigger blowout for the Nationals, who notched 10 hits and two walks against Chris Rusin in his 5.2 innings of work. Rusin escaped the worst of the damage, allowing just two runs over that stretch, but it wasn’t one of his better outings.
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