CHICAGO(AP) – Juan Soto homered off Wrigley Field’s right-field scoreboard, helping Max Scherzer win his third straight decision in the Washington Nationals’ 4-3 win over the Chicago Cubs.
Soto became the 16th player to hit the scoreboard that was installed in 2012, hitting a 421-foot drive on a 3-2 slider in the fifth from Jake Arrieta (4-4) that gave Washington a 4-1 lead.
Soto also singled twice.
Scherzer allowed two runs and five hits in five innings with eight strikeouts and four walks.
The three-time Cy Young Award winner has given up just four runs over his last four starts.