Nationals win another one-run game over Cubs, move two over .500

The Nationals might have started to turn things around on offense, and their best player might have had his most productive game in 10 months, but they were still in a one-run game. It seems to be what they’re destined to do.

Not that they mind. They beat the Cubs 5-4 on Wednesday, getting their sixth straight win by a run and moving back to a season-high two games over .500.

After a game where the Nationals and Cubs had traded a pair of two-run homers, Washington took the lead for good in the seventh inning, when Michael Morse came home on a suicide squeeze by Wilson Ramos. The Nationals had tried the play two pitches earlier, only Ramos missed the sign, swung away and nearly drilled Morse in the head with a foul ball. When manager Davey Johnson daringly tried it again, though, Ramos got the bunt down and Morse put the Nationals ahead for good.

Thirty-three of the Nationals’ 88 games have been decided by one run, and they’ve won 18 of them. Since June 1, they’re 13-3 in those games.

Drew Storen, working for the fifth time in six games, got his 22nd save.

More from the clubhouse in a little bit.