Former National Jan Gomez hit a tie-breaking single in the seventh inning as the visiting Chicago Cubs beat Washington 3-2 on Wednesday to win a three-game series.
Erich Uelman (1-1) won, with Rowan Wick pitching in his ninth to record his eighth save.
The Cubs hit a home run by P.J. Higgins and his second inning double by Fran Mir Reyes.
Cubs starter Drew Smiley said in his last two starts, he went scoreless in 11 2/3 innings, but in 5 1/3 innings he allowed four hits and allowed two runs. I forgave He stole his four strikeouts without a base ball.
Corey Abbott, who pitched for the Cubs in 2021, walked Washington and he struck out five in six innings and he struck out three and he allowed two runs. .
Rookie outfielder Joey Meneses completed his 11-game hitting streak with the Nationals, hitting a double and he went 1-for-4 with an RBI. He has hit in 12 of 13 games since making his debut earlier this month.
With the score he tied 2-2, Reyes scored his double on the leadoff ground against Jake McGee (1-3) in his seventh inning. McGee struck out his next two batters, with right-handed Steve Cishek facing right-handed Gomes, and Gomes' single to right made Reyes his 3-2.
Gomez played for the Nationals in his 2019–21 season. The Nationals took a 1–0 lead when Keibert his Lewis doubled him with one out in his second inning and Cesar Hernandez scored on a single.
Abbott, who went 0–0 with a 6.75 ERA in his seven games (one start) for the Cubs last season, saw Reyes lead with his two RBIs. After doing so, he retired nine batters in a row. double.
Rafael Ortega walked to lead his fifth in Chicago. With two outs, Higgins put a 3-2 curveball into the left-center bullpen to give the Cubs a 2-1 lead.
Meneses hit a double in his sixth inning where he had one out. Wellman replaced Smiley and Luke Voight reached an infield hit with Meneses in third. Nelson Cruz started with his 6-4-3 double his play. The Nationals challenged both outs, the first outcall was overturned, and Meneses scored from third to tie it 2-2.
– Field Level Media