Alfonso Soriano plated two runs and Jeff Samardzija was one out away from a complete game as the Cubs clipped the Nationals, 4-3. Samardzija gave up just one earned run to go along with eight strikeouts to register the win. Carlos Marmol was credited with the save for Chicago, which salvaged the finale of a season-opening three-game set at Wrigley Field. Adam LaRoche clubbed a two-run homer for Washington in a losing effort. Jordan Zimmermann was saddled with the tough-luck loss after allowing two runs, one earned, through six innings of duty.