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Ruggiano's 2-run double leads Cubs, 5-3

Thursday - 6/26/2014, 11:11pm  ET

Chicago Cubs' Justin Ruggiano hits a two-run double against the Washington Nationals during the seventh inning of a baseball game in Chicago, Thursday, June 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

JOHN JACKSON
Associated Press

CHICAGO (AP) -- Justin Ruggiano's two-out, two-run double broke a tie in the seventh inning, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 5-3 victory over the Washington Nationals on Thursday night.

Starlin Castro had two RBIs and Anthony Rizzo went 3 for 4 with two doubles and a run scored.

The Cubs had dropped four of five games before the win.

Denard Span went 2 for 4 with two doubles and two RBIs for the Nationals.

Neither starter was involved in the decision. The Cubs' Travis Wood gave up three runs on seven hits in 6 2/3 innings and was hurt most by five walks. Washington's Doug Fister also allowed three runs on seven hits.

Cubs reliever Neil Ramirez (1-1) got the win and Hector Rondon pitched a perfect ninth for his ninth save.


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