Stephen Strasburg pitched brilliantly, and Chad Tracy and Ian Desmond delivered the key hits late as the Nationals stole an Opening Day win at Wrigley Field.
Injured Nationals left fielder Michael Morse could return to the lineup as soon as Tuesday.
Despite John Lannan's formal request to be traded, Nationals manager Davey Johnson says the club has no intention of dealing the recently demoted left-hander.
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