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    Matt Wieters hits tie-breaking grand slam as Nationals pull away late against Cubs

    Aug 7, 2017
    Matt Wieters, right, hit the tie-breaking grand slam in the eighth inning to lead the Nationals past the Cubs. AP

    CHICAGO — Matt Wieters hit a tiebreaking grand slam off Carl Edwards Jr. in Washington's five-run eighth inning, helping the Nationals beat the Chicago Cubs 9-4 on Sunday (Monday, Manila time).

    Bryce Harper started the winning rally with a one-out infield single against Mike Montgomery. Ryan Zimmerman doubled against Edwards and Daniel Murphy was walked intentionally to load the bases.

    Washington then grabbed control in a span of two pitches. Edwards (3-3) hit Anthony Rendon, tying it at 4, and Wieters followed with a drive over the wall in center for his third career grand slam.

    Wieters drove in five runs and Brian Goodwin homered for the NL East-leading Nationals, who had dropped three of four.

    Willson Contreras homered twice for NL Central-leading Chicago.

    Brandon Kintzler (3-2) pitched a scoreless inning for his first win since he was acquired in a trade with Minnesota.

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    Matt Wieters, right, hit the tie-breaking grand slam in the eighth inning to lead the Nationals past the Cubs. AP
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