Best and worst
Scott Allen has the highs and lows, including the best first save by a newly married man.
After Gio Gonzalez was removed following five up-anddown innings, Matt Albers, Sammy Solis, Ryan Madson and Oliver Perez combined to limit the Cubs to a walk and two hits in the sixth, seventh and eighth. That kept the Nationals within two runs before their power surge in the eighth. Doolittle then shut the door in the ninth.