Game 1. NLCS. Cubs at Washington

Jon Lester pitched 8 strong innings at Nationals Park where the Chicago (NL)
Cubs beat the Washington Nationals by the score of 3 to 2.

Lester(2-2) gave Chicago (NL) a solid outing. He allowed just 2 hits and 3
walks in 8 innings. Lester whiffed an impressive total of 9 Washington
batters. Washington threatened in the 9th but their rally came up short.

Aroldis Chapman preserved the game for Lester, recording his his 5th save. Max
Scherzer(2-1) was the losing pitcher. He surrendered 6 hits and 3 walks in 7
and 1/3 innings.



BOXSCORE: 2016 Chicago (NL) Cubs At 2016 Washington Nationals      10/15/2016

  Cubs               AB  R  H RBI AVG     Nationals          AB  R  H RBI AVG
  D.Fowler CF         5  1  1  0 .298     T.Turner SS         4  0  0  0 .308  
  B.Zobrist LF        1  0  0  0 .115     A.Rendon 3B         3  1  0  0 .244  
A-J.Heyward PR,RF     1  0  0  0 .077     J.Werth LF          2  1  1  2 .154  
  K.Bryant 3B         3  0  2  0 .227     D.Murphy 2B         4  0  2  0 .370  
  A.Rizzo 1B          4  0  0  0 .143     W.Ramos C           4  0  0  0 .295  
  W.Contreras C       3  1  1  0 .188     B.Harper RF         4  0  0  0 .159  
  A.Almora RF,LF      4  0  1  0 .353     M.Taylor CF         3  0  0  0 .222  
  J.Baez 2B           4  1  1  2 .313     R.Zimmerman 1B      3  0  0  0 .190  
  A.Russell SS        4  0  0  0 .146     M.Scherzer P        2  0  0  0 .250  
  J.Lester P          3  0  0  0 .000     M.Melancon P        0  0  0  0 ----  
C-J.Soler PH          1  0  0  0 .083   B-C.Heisey PH         1  0  0  0 .500  
  A.Chapman P         0  0  0  0 ----     S.Solis P           0  0  0  0 ----  
                     -- -- -- ---                            -- -- -- ---      
         Totals      33  3  6  2                 Totals      30  2  3  2

A-Pinch Ran For Zobrist In 5th Inning
B-Pinch Hit For Melancon In 8th Inning
C-Pinch Hit For Lester In 9th Inning

INJURY: Ben Zobrist INJURED (for 3 more games) in 5th inning

Cubs............ 0 2 0  0 1 0  0 0 0  -  3  6  0
Nationals....... 0 0 0  2 0 0  0 0 0  -  2  3  2

Cubs (9-3)               IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR  PC    ERA
J.Lester WIN(2-2)         8       2   2   2   3   9   1  95   2.63
A.Chapman SAVE(5th)       1       1   0   0   0   2   0  15   0.00
Totals                    9       3   2   2   3  11   1

Nationals (9-3)          IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR  PC    ERA
M.Scherzer LOSS(2-1)      7 1/3   6   3   2   3   8   1 116   2.70
M.Melancon                0 2/3   0   0   0   0   0   0   7   0.00
S.Solis                   1       0   0   0   2   2   0  17   9.00
Totals                    9       6   3   2   5  10   1

ATTENDANCE- 37,748 DATE- Saturday, October 15th 2016 TIME- Night WEATHER- Average
UMPIRES- Quinn Wolcott, Gary Cederstrom, Kerwin Danley, Lance Barksdale
T- 2:26
LEFT ON BASE- Cubs:10  Nationals: 4
DOUBLE PLAYS- Cubs: 0  Nationals: 1
ERRORS- T.Turner, R.Zimmerman
DOUBLES- W.Contreras(1st), D.Murphy(6th)
HOME RUNS- J.Baez(3rd), J.Werth(1st)
RBIs- J.Baez-2(5th), J.Werth-2(6th)
WALKS- B.Zobrist, J.Heyward, K.Bryant, A.Rizzo, W.Contreras, A.Rendon,
       J.Werth-2
HIT BY PITCH- B.Zobrist, K.Bryant
STRIKE OUTS- D.Fowler, B.Zobrist, J.Heyward, A.Rizzo, W.Contreras, A.Almora-2,
             J.Baez, J.Lester, J.Soler, T.Turner, J.Werth, W.Ramos-2,
             B.Harper-2, M.Taylor-2, R.Zimmerman, M.Scherzer-2
GIDP- A.Rizzo
WILD PITCHES- S.Solis
RLISP 2-out- W.Contreras-2, W.Ramos, A.Russell, A.Rizzo-2, B.Harper
TEAM RISP- Cubs: 2 for 8  Nationals: 0 for 3

Jon Lester pitched 8 strong innings at Nationals Park where the Chicago (NL)
Cubs beat the Washington Nationals by the score of 3 to 2.

Lester(2-2) gave Chicago (NL) a solid outing.  He allowed just 2 hits and 3
walks in 8 innings.  Lester whiffed an impressive total of 9 Washington
batters.  Washington threatened in the 9th but their rally came up short.

Aroldis Chapman preserved the game for Lester, recording his his 5th save. Max
Scherzer(2-1) was the losing pitcher.  He surrendered 6 hits and 3 walks in 7
and 1/3 innings.

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