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Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper. (Getty Images)

Watch: This Is Why You Shouldn’t Try To Break A Baseball Bat In Frustration

Don’t try this at home, kids.

CBS Chicago–07/07/2014

Adam LaRoche #25 of the Washington Nationals is greeted by Ryan Zimmerman #11 after hitting a home run against the Chicago Cubs in the second inning during the second game of a doubleheader on June 28, 2014 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Nats Sweep Cubs In Day-Night Doubleheader

Adam LaRoche and Wilson Ramos homered, Blake Treinen earned his first major league win and the Washington Nationals beat the Chicago Cubs 7-2 on a rainy Saturday night to sweep a day-night doubleheader.


Chris Coghlan #8 of the Chicago Cubs (R) congratulates John Baker #12 after both players scored runs in the 4th inning against the Washington Nationals at Wrigley Field on June 27, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Baker, Hammel Help Cubs Beat Nationals 7-2

Light-hitting catcher John Baker had three hits, a walk and four RBIs, and Chicago Cubs starter Jason Hammel again mastered the Washington Nationals in a 7-2 victory Friday.


Jason Hammel. (Getty Images)

Preview: Nationals-Cubs

Tanner Roark opposes Jason Hammel this afternoon at Wrigley Field.

CBS Chicago–06/27/2014

Nationals right-hander Tanner Roark. (Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Shepkowski: Nationals’ Roark Living Out His Dream

A Wilmington native, Tanner Roark took the long road to the majors.

CBS Chicago–06/27/2014

Ryan Zimmerman #11 of the Washington Nationals is tagged out at home plate by catcher Welington Castillo #5 of the Chicago Cubs during the second inning on June 26, 2014 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Cubs Muscle A Win Against Nationals

Justin Ruggiano’s two-out, two-run double broke a tie in the seventh inning, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 5-3 victory over the Washington Nationals on Thursday night.


Cubs left-hander Travis Wood. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Preview: Nationals-Cubs

Doug Fister opposes Travis Wood tonight at Wrigley Field.

CBS Chicago–06/26/2014

Nationals manager Matt Williams. (Getty Images)

Nationals Manager Matt Williams Involved In Hit-and-Run Live On Radio

Williams was cool under pressure while live on the radio.

CBS Chicago–05/07/2014

Anthony Rizzo and Starlin Castro.  (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Cubs Have First Doubleheader Scheduled For June 28

The June 29 game was moved to avoid traffic congestion with the Pride Parade.

CBS Chicago–02/06/2014

Jeff Samardzija. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Shepkowski: Samardzija Worth More To Someone Else

Many believe/hope the Cubs compete for a playoff spot in 2015. With that actually being pretty unrealistic it’s the wrong time not to shop a soon to be 29 year old starting pitcher.

670 The Score–11/14/2013

Jeff Samardzija. (Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Nats Beat Cubs 7-3

Ian Desmond’s three hits included a two-run homer and an RBI double, and Danny Espinosa and Kurt Suzuki also drove in runs with doubles, helping the Washington Nationals beat the Chicago Cubs 7-3 for their season-high fifth consecutive victory.


Dylan Axelrod #33 of the Chicago White Sox pitches in the first inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on April 11, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Nationals Sweep White Sox

Ryan Zimmerman delivered a two-run double after Bryce Harper was intentionally walked in the fourth inning, and the Washington Nationals beat the Chicago White Sox 7-4 on a windy Thursday night to cap a three-game sweep.


Daniel Descalso #33 of the St. Louis Cardinals hits a double in the top of the fifth inning against the Washington Nationals in Game Five of the National League Division Series at Nationals Park on October 12, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Cards Score 4 In 9th, Beat Nats 9-7, Reach NLCS

Doesn’t matter how bad things look for the St. Louis Cardinals. Trailing by a bunch, down to their last strike, they simply stay calm and do what it takes to win.


Trevor Rosenthal #64 and Yadier Molina #4 of the St. Louis Cardinals celebrate after the Cardinals defeat the Washington Nationals 12-4 in Game Two of the National League Division Series at Busch Stadium on October 8, 2012 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Cardinals Rout Nationals 12-4, Tie NLDS 1-All

Carlos Beltran hit the last two of the Cardinals’ four homers and St. Louis chased an ineffective Jordan Zimmermann early in a 12-4 rout of the Washington Nationals on Monday that tied their NL division series at one game apiece.


The Chicago Cubs and Washington Nationals benches clear after a tight pitch to the Nationals' Bryce Harper in the sixth inning at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., Thursday, September 6, 2012. The Nationals beat the Cubs, 9-2. (Chuck Myers/MCT via Getty Images)

Brawls Don’t Stop Nats From Beating Cubs 9-2

Adam LaRoche added to his home run tear with a two-run shot and the Washington Nationals beat the Chicago Cubs 9-2 in a fight-filled game Thursday night to finish a lopsided four-game sweep.


Adam LaRoche #25 of the Washington Nationals hits a RBI single in the first inning against the Chicago Cubs at Nationals Park on September 5, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Nats Back Gonzalez With 6 HRs In 9-1 Win Over Cubs

Bryce Harper hit two homers and the Washington Nationals went deep six times for the second consecutive game, sending Gio Gonzalez to his 18th victory in a 9-1 rout of the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday night.


Starlin Castro

Cubs Lose On Wild Pitch In 10th Inning

Jayson Werth turned boos to cheers by scoring the winning run on a wild pitch in the bottom of the 10th inning.

CBS Chicago–07/04/2011

Edwin Jackson

White Sox Welcome Nationals To U.S. Cellular Field

The Chicago White Sox continue their long stretch against National League opponents with the Washington Nationals. The Nationals have won 11 of their last 12 games, but will face the White Sox without manager Jim Riggleman.

670 The Score–06/24/2011

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim vs Boston Red Sox - May 2, 2011

Sports World Reacts To Bin Laden Death

Before the top of the fourth inning at Nationals Park, the public address announcer encouraged everyone at the baseball stadium to cheer for the active or retired members of the service who were in the stands Monday.

CBS Chicago–05/02/2011

Edwin Jackson

Jackson And White Sox ‘The Right Marriage At The Right Time’

Before last season’s trade deadline, the Chicago White Sox acquired Edwin Jackson from the Arizona Diamondbacks. At the time it was thought that the move was made in order to flip Jackson and get Adam Dunn.

670 The Score–04/08/2011