facebook
twitter
search
search

MLB: Chicago Cubs 4, Washington 0

Aug. 25, 2010 at 10:06 PM

WASHINGTON, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Ryan Dempster allowed two hits and struck out eight over seven innings Wednesday, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 4-0 blanking of Washington.

The Cubs completed a three-game sweep of the Nationals, who have dropped four in a row overall.

Dempster (12-8) walked one and gave up a one-out, infield single to Wil Nieves in the fourth innings and a one-out base hit to pitcher Jason Marquis in the sixth.

Andrew Cashner and Carlos Marmol worked an inning each to complete the shutout. They both gave up a hit.

The game was scoreless through seven innings but Tyler Colvin drew a walk off Marquis (0-7), stole second and scored on Starlin Castro's one-out double. After Marlon Byrd struck out, Aramis Ramirez hit his 20th homer of the season.

Alfonso Soriano added a home run in the ninth, his 21st.

Marquis has lost all of his starts this season after having had a winning record in each of the last three years.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Eric Hosmer, Kansas City Royals continue to have a blast
Chicago White Sox continue surge with win vs. Boston Red Sox
Golden State Warriors' Steve Kerr having back surgery
New York Mets' Noah Syndergaard shuts down San Diego Padres
Chris Davis powers Baltimore Orioles past Atlanta Braves