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Cubs use unearned run to rally past Nationals 2-1

Source : AP
Last Updated: Sun, May 12, 2013 20:45 hrs

Alfonso Soriano scored the tiebreaking run in the ninth inning on a throwing error by catcher Kurt Suzuki, and the Chicago Cubs rallied to beat the Washington Nationals 2-1 Sunday.

The Cubs didn't have a baserunner through the first five innings and trailed 1-0 entering the eighth before coming back in the deciding matchup of a three-game series.

Facing Nationals closer Rafael Soriano (0-1) in the ninth, Alfonso Soriano singled and took second on a single by Julio Borbon. After Ryan Sweeney struck out, both runners took off on a double steal, and Suzuki's throw bounced well to the left of third base and into foul ground, allowing Alfonso Soriano to scoot home.

James Russell (1-0) worked the eighth and Kevin Gregg got three outs for his sixth save.




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