Scherzer Wins Again, Nationals Top Cubs 4-3

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.

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