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Ninth-inning error lifts Cubs past Nationals

3:39 PM, May 12, 2013   |    comments
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Washington, DC (Sports Network) - Alfonso Soriano scored on a throwing error by Kurt Suzuki in the ninth inning as the Chicago Cubs edged the Washington Nationals, 2-1, in the finale of a three-game set.

Soriano and Julio Borbon hit back-to-back singles off Rafael Soriano (0-1) to start the inning. With one out, they attempted a double steal and Suzuki made an errant throw, allowing Soriano to reach home.

Starlin Castro drove in one run for the Cubs, who took the final two games of the series. Starter Scott Feldman had six strikeouts and allowed one run on five hits and three walks in six innings.

James Russell (1-0) threw a scoreless bottom of the eighth to pick up the win and Kevin Gregg was flawless in the ninth to notch his sixth save.

Nationals starter Gio Gonzalez had a perfect game through five innings before giving up a leadoff single to Dioner Navarro in the sixth. Gonzalez allowed just two hits and a walk while striking out six over seven frames.

Ryan Zimmerman went 2-for-4 and drove in the lone Washington run in the setback.

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