Cubs celebrate Independence Day with fourth win in a row

Cubs celebrate Independence Day with fourth win in a row
July 4, 2014, 1:30 pm
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Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) Justin Ruggiano homered for the second straight game for the Chicago Cubs, who used another solid outing from Jason Hammel to beat the Washington Nationals 7-2 on Friday.

Ruggiano connected for a solo shot against Tanner Roark (7-6) in the third inning, and then added a run-scoring single in Chicago's three-run ninth. He has six hits and seven RBIs in his last two games.

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Chris Coghlan had two hits and scored three times as the Cubs collected 14 hits in their fourth consecutive victory. Hammel (8-5) gave up two runs in six-plus innings.

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