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Cubs Try To Head Off Nationals Series Victory

At this point, after the Chicago Cubs beat themselves in two winnable games against Washington, the best the team can hope for out of their road series is a split of the four game set. But to earn that, they'll have to get back on track on Wednesday and rely on Randy Wells to lead the team to a W.

Wells has had a rough go since returning from the DL at the end of May. In only two of his seven starts since then has he allowed three runs or fewer, and his ERA on the season now stands at 6.59 while his WHIP is 1.63. In his career against Washington, Wells is even worse, at 1-1 with a 7.15 ERA and 1.50 WHIP. Jayson Werth has hit Wells in limited action, going 2-for-3 with a double.

Starting for the Nats will be a former Cub pitcher, Tom Gorzelanny. Gorzelanny has had a decent season stats wise, though he has found himself unlucky when it comes to earning actual victories. On the season he's 2-6 with a 3.77 ERA and 1.27 WHIP. In his career against the Cubs, Gorzelanny is 3-4 with a 6.64 ERA and 1.60 WHIP. Geovany Soto is 7-for-11 against Gorzelanny with two doubles and a home run.

The weather in Washington is forecast to be cloudy, with isolated thunderstorms and a game time temperature in the low 90's. First pitch is at 6:05 P.M., CDT, and the game will be televised on CSN and MASN HD.