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  • WASHINGTON - Jason Hammel picked up another victory for the Chicago Cubs, and that part of his Friday afternoon was very satisfying. Johnny Manziel Jersey . It was the length of his outing that frustrated the right-hander. Hammel pitched six-plus innings and Justin Ruggiano homered for the second straight game, leading the Cubs to a 7-2 victory over the Washington Nationals. Chicago was leading 4-1 when Hammel was pulled after Anthony Rendon hit his 92nd pitch for a leadoff double. "I would have liked to have stayed out there in the seventh," Hammel said. "I have no idea why I came out of the game. I honestly believe you learn how to pitch when you get to 100 pitches. If youre not allowed to reach that I think thats hurting you more than helping." Hammel has gone over 100 pitches in eight of his 17 starts, including his previous two outings. "All I can say is its frustrating, especially when you feel good," he said. "Quite honestly theres no reason for me to go back out there if Im just going to give up the runner and then (get) pulled." Manager Rick Renteria said of the move: "Go ahead and make a change there and not let him get into a situation." Neil Ramirez then struck out Ian Desmond before Wilson Ramos singled home Rendon to make it 4-2. Ramirez retired the next two batters to limit the damage. The Cubs broke it open in the ninth when Ruggiano singled in Darwin Barney and Starlin Castro added a two-run single. Ruggiano connected for a solo shot against Tanner Roark (7-6) in the third inning. He has seven RBIs in his last two games and is batting .444 (12 for 27) in his last seven games overall. "Hitters go through this every now and then," he said. "You get hot, seeing the ball well. Ive been doing some things mechanically to stay on top of what I want to do at the plate. Its good though, I dont want to lose it." Chris Coghlan had two hits and scored three times as the Cubs collected 14 hits in their fourth consecutive victory. Hammel was charged with two runs in his second consecutive victory against Washington. The 6-foot-6 right-hander allowed two runs in 6 1-3 innings in a 7-2 victory over Roark and the Nationals on June 27 in his previous start. Hammel, who also had an RBI single in his latest victory, improved to 8-0 with a 3.11 ERA in 10 career starts against Washington. The first two Nationals reached in the fifth, but Hammel recovered from a 3-0 count to fan Roark attempting to bunt. "That was huge," he said. "I couldnt find the strike zone. I was overthrowing." Denard Span then grounded into a fielders choice and Bryce Harper struck out. Jayson Werth homered in his second straight game and added a double for the Nationals, who had won five in a row. Roark was charged with four runs and nine hits in seven innings in his second straight loss after a personal four-game winning streak. "They did what they did last time — base-hit me," he said. "Got beat." NOTES: Werth is 6 for 10 with two homers, three doubles and six RBIs in his last three games. ... Chicagos Nate Schierholtz, running from first on a pitch in the fourth, took a step past second base on John Bakers fly out to centre. When he didnt retouch second on his way back to first, the Nationals appealed and Schierholtz was called out. . The last time starters with identical records and ERAs with at least 15 starts squared off was August 15, 1974, when Jim Kaat of the White Sox opposed Baltimores Mike Cuellar. Both pitchers then were 13-9 with a 3.54 ERA. Manuel Margot Jersey .com) - Rakeem Christmas scored 21 points, B. Christian Villanueva Jersey . – Team Canadas Brooke Henderson carded a 4-under 67 at Craigowan Golf and Country Club to jump into the lead at the Canadian Womens Amateur Championship on Wednesday.Charlotte, NC (SportsNetwork.com) - Nikola Vucevic scored 22 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, and the Orlando Magic overcame Kemba Walkers career-high scoring effort to down the Charlotte Hornets, 102-94, in a matchup of the bottom two teams in the Southeast Division. The Magic committed only six turnovers and had six players finish in double figures to win for just the third time in their last 10 games. Tobias Harris hit a key 3-pointer and netted 21 points, Victor Oladipo added 13 and Elfrid Payton filled his stat line with 11 points, eight assists and seven boards. Kemba Walker exploded for 35 of his 42 points after halftime, but Charlotte still dropped its second straight on the heels of a four-game winning streak. I had a great game, but it wasnt enough, Walker said. Its disappointing we lost. The Hornets had scored 100-plus points in five straight games before shooting an ugly 28.7 percent from the field in Fridays loss to the Thunder. Their struggles continued Saturday and were summed up by P.J. Hairston airballing a 3-point try in the closing seconds of the opening quarter. They trailed by as many as 10 points in the first half and went into the break down 52-42 after making 39. Matt Szczur Jersey. 1 percent of their shots compared to 53.5 percent for the Magic. Walkers 19 points in the third kept the Magic from pulling away, but the Hornets still entered the fourth in an 81-68 hole. Charlotte was within eight, 94-86, down the stretch and had several chances to get closer. Walker, though, was short on two chances in the lane, Gerald Henderson missed a jumper and Harris drilled a game-sealing 3-pointer with 1:35 to go. We played a full game, Harris said. Everyone out there just played their role. Game Notes Walker, whose previous career-best was 35 points, shot 15-of-31 from the floor and 5-of-12 from the perimeter. He also recorded seven assists, and his 35 points in the second half were the first in any half by a Charlotte player ... Charlottes Al Jefferson played through a strained left groin and totaled 14 points and nine rebounds ... The Magic have won both meetings so far this season, both in Charlotte. Camo China NFL Jerseys China Womens NFL Jerseys Youth NFL Jerseys Cheap Cheap Jerseys Throwback Cheap NFL Jerseys Outlet China NFL Gear Cheap Jerseys Store Youth NFL Jerseys Cheap Cheap NFL Jerseys Throwback Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Outlet Cheap Stitched Jerseys Wholesale NFL Autographed Jerseys NFL Jerseys China Jerseys NFL Cheap Wholesale Jerseys From China China NFL Jerseys Discount Jerseys ' ' '