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Cubs Lose 3rd Straight in Washington DC

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Wilson Ramos decided a game of two-run homers with a suicide squeeze, driving in Michael Morse in the seventh inning to lift the Washington Nationals to a 5-4 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday night.

Ramos pulled off the tiebreaking sacrifice after missing the sign earlier in the count. He swung away with Morse charging home on the first pitch from Kerry Wood (1-4) but managed to foul it off, saving the Nationals from an embarrassing out.

Danny Espinosa and Ryan Zimmerman homered for the Nationals, and Carlos Pena and Aramis Ramirez did the same for the Cubs -- all four coming with a man on base.

Ryan Mattheus (2-0) pitched one inning of relief to get his second major league win.

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