Rain delayed the game early and forced starter Stephen Strasburg out of the game, but Washington prevailed late in a 4-3 victory over Miami.
CHICAGO — Very little about the Nationals' 4-1 victory over the Cubs Tuesday night was aesthetically pleasing.
During his rookie season, Bryce Harper was brought up to help an already loaded Nationals team that was first place in their division.
Despite scoring a run in the first inning to give Stephen Strasburg a cushion, the bats went silent thereafter in a 3-2 loss to Atlanta.
The Nationals couldn't get anything going offensively in the first half of a Friday doubleheader, losing to New York, 11-0.