Cubs Lose to Nationals

Washington 3, Chicago 1

Tuesday, Aug 9, 2011  |  Updated 10:11 PM CDT
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Cubs Lose to Nationals

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Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Matt Garza delivers during the first inning.

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Chien-Ming Wang allowed one hit over six scoreless innings, Jonny Gomes hit a two-run homer and the Washington Nationals beat the Chicago Cubs 3-1 on Tuesday night.

In his third start -- and first on the road --  after missing more than two years following shoulder surgery, Wang (1-2) won for the first time since June 28, 2009, against the New York Mets as a member of the Yankees.

Michael Morse added a long home run and Ryan Zimmerman extended his hitting streak to 17 games for the Nationals, who have won three of four.

The Cubs have lost two games after winning a season-high seven straight.

Cubs starter Matt Garza (5-9) allowed three runs and six hits in six innings. He had nine strikeouts and two walks.

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