Nationals 4, Cubs 1: CJ Abrams and Trevor Williams lead the way

Trevor Williams hurled a substantial 5 1/3 innings Thursday while CJ Abrams was 3-for-3 on the day as the Nationals cruised to a 4-1 win over the Cubs, their 11th win on the young season.

Williams lasted 5 1/3 innings, getting relieved for Carl Edwards Jr. with a runner on, only for Edwards to later load the bases — though he managed to get out of it and keep Williams’ pretty goose egg in his line: he allowed just four hits and a walk while striking out four in his no-run outing.

Abrams being plated put Washington on the board first, as he singled to lead off the inning before later being driven in by Luis Garcia‘s RBI single.

Chicago picked up their lone run in the seventh inning, as Patrick Wisdom launched a solo homer off Mason Thompson that tied it at 1-1.

But, Washington answered with three game-winning runs in the seventh, as Abrams picked up an RBI single to break the 1-1 tie, and Alex Call later drove in a pair, as he slapped a two-run double into left-center field that gave the Nats a 4-1 lead.

Hunter Harvey fired a one-hit eighth after finishing the seventh for Thompson, and Kyle Finnegan picked up his sixth save of the season with a one-hit ninth.

As Stever20 from the comment’s section notes, Washington is now 9-4 on the year when scoring first. Abrams also picked up his second multi-hit game of the season and his first three-hit game since September 28th of last season — while for Williams, it was his first scoreless start of 5+ innings since August 7th.

The Nats look to take the final two games of the series Wednesday and Thursday.

Wednesday @ 7:05 p.m. ET: Jake Irvin vs. Marcus Stroman

Thursday @1:05 p.m. ET: Patrick Corbin vs. TBD

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