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Cubs Vs. Nationals: Big Fourth Inning Sees Cubs Chase Gonzalez

After scoring only one run in an Opening Day loss, the Chicago Cubs offense has started to show some signs of life, as the Cubs have scored four runs on seven hits in the opening four innings against the Washington Nationals. With three runs in the fourth, the Cubs chased Gio Gonzalez after just 3 2/3 innings.

Reed Johnson delivered the big hit of the inning, as he went opposite field for a two-run triple that gave the Cubs a 3-2 lead. Joe Mather added to the Cubs lead, driving in Johnson on a single. The fact that the Cubs scored three runs with two outs in the inning should give the offense a boost going forward.

Matt Garza has been solid through four innings, with the Nationals scoring two runs on an Adam Laroche home run that bounced off the foul pole. Garza has allowed only two hits so far.

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