Cubs 11, Nationals 1
CHICAGO — Nate Schierholtz homered twice and drove in a career-high six runs, and Jeff Samardzija pitched a six-hitter for the Cubs. Schierholtz hit a three-run shot in the first and a two-run drive in the seventh in his fourth career multihomer game. He also had an RBI double in the third in Chicago's highest-scoring game since a 14-6 win over the Astros on June 23. Donnie Murphy hit two solo homers and former Ray Dioner Navarro had a three-run shot for the Cubs, who had 12 runs total in their past eight home games.