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MLB: Washington 3, Chicago 1

April 28, 2010 at 12:33 AM

CHICAGO, April 28 (UPI) -- Ian Desmond drove in two runs on a pair of hits Tuesday, sparking the Washington Nationals to a 3-1 decision over the Chicago Cubs.

Desmond's first RBI single came in the top of the first and gave Washington a 1-0 lead. He got his second RBI in the eighth inning off Cubs reliever John Grabow, plating Nyjer Morgan to extend the Nationals' lead to 3-1.

Cristian Guzman drove in Washington's other run and Morgan crossed the plate twice.

Livan Hernandez (3-1) got the win after pitching seven-plus innings, allowing only a single run while scattering six hits. Matt Capps earned his MLB-best ninth save by hurling a scoreless ninth.

The Cubs were led by Geovany Soto, who stroked a pair of hits and collected Chicago's lone RBI.

Tom Gorzelanny (0-3) was the hard-luck loser, allowing two runs on five hits over seven innings.

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