The First Pitch – Cubs 8 Nats 6

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Chicks dig the long ball.

A total of six home runs were hit at the windy confines Friday as the good guys parlayed their four round tripper’s into their sixth win in a row.
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1. Ben Zobrist hit two of the Cubs four home runs and drove in four while walking twice.
2. Tommy La Stella was 2-4 with a triple and a home run.
3. Hector Rondon took advantage of a rare save opportunity by racking up three outs on ten pitches in the ninth.
4. Lackey received a standing ovation from the Wrigley faithful by when he became the fifth active pitcher with 2,000 strikeouts in the fourth inning.
5. The Cubs 22-6 record is the best start by a National League team since the 1977 Dodgers began 22-6.

Jason Hammel will start Saturday at 3:05 p.m. The right-hander is 9-0 with a 3.01 ERA in his career vs. the Nationals. No other active pitcher has as many wins without a loss against one opponent.

May 7, 1992 Sammy Sosa hit his first home run as a Cub in a 9-2 win over the Astros at Wrigley.
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