The Cubs offense couldn’t get going only getting 2 hits in the opener against the Nationals losing 4-1.
The Nationals got on the board in the third with a Harper RBI single. The Cubs got their only run in the sixth with a Russell solo home run in the sixth. The Nationals answered with 3 runs in the bottom of the sixth off of a Ramos solo home run, a Espinosa RBI single, and Revere RBI single.
Hendricks took the loss falling to 4-6 on the season. Hendricks gave up 4 runs on 6 hits while striking out 4 and walking 4 over 5 and 1/3 innings. Scherzer got the win improving to 8-4. Scherzer gave up 1 run on 2 hits while striking out 11 over 7 innings.
Game 2 of the series is today at 6:05.