The Washington Nationals could not quite manage a sweep to open their 2012 season. On Sunday, the Nats attempted a late rally, but fell just short to the hometown Chicago Cubs, 4-3
Washington fell behind 4-1 in the bottom of the eighth, but attempted to make a last-ditch comeback in the top of the ninth. With two outs, Ryan Zimmerman reached on a scoring error. Adam LaRoche hit a two-run home run to right field to bring the Nats to within one. Jayson Werth walked, putting the tying run on base, but Xavier Nady popped out in foul territory to end the game and the series.
The Nationals had only four hits in the game, two of which were the double and home run in the ninth inning.
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