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Fourth and won: Nats convert
Nothin' doin' for Cubs
Rich Hill was singed by fireworks on Fourth of July in the nation's capital, allowing two homers, including a grand slam, while yielding six runs on 10 hits in six innings of work. Meanwhile, the Cubs' bats managed just five hits en route to a shutout.
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Nationals 6, Cubs 0
Capital celebration: Dmitri Young is greeted at home after his sixth career grand slam. (Susan Walsh/AP)
Series at a glance:
Chico rolls behind blasts
Matt Chico, who had not won since May 17, had a memorable Fourth of July, blanking the Cubs on four hits through seven innings as the Nationals went on to notch the shutout. All-Star Dmitri Young belted a grand slam, and Ryan Zimmerman hit a first-inning blast.
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 Young's grand slam in fifth
 Zimmerman's solo shot in first
TODAY'S WRAPS: July 04, 2007
Chi Cubs (42-41)
Lost 1
Washington 6, Chi Cubs 0   WSH
Washington (34-50)
Won 1
July 4, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Chi Cubs
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 5 1
1 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 X   6 11 1
Standings thru 7/4/07  |  Gameday  |  Cubs Stats  |  Nationals Stats
Soriano, LF4010011.307
Theriot, SS-2B4010001.270
Lee, 1B4000002.334
Ramirez, 3B4010000.311
DeRosa, RF3010101.287
Pagan, CF4000003.268
Fontenot, 2B3000012.352
  Petrick, P0000000.000
  Eyre, P0000000.000
  a-Hill, K, PH1000001.160
Bowen, C3000012.219
Hill, R, P2010010.097
  Izturis, SS1000000.249

a-Grounded out for Eyre in the 9th.

2B: Theriot (15, Chico), Soriano (24, Rivera).
TB: Soriano 2; Theriot 2; Ramirez; DeRosa; Hill, R.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Bowen; Lee 2; Soriano.
Team LOB: 7.

E: Bowen (4, throw).
DP: (Ramirez-Fontenot-Lee).

Logan, CF4110022.225
Belliard, 2B4111001.286
Zimmerman, 3B3221100.249
Young, 1B4134000.337
  Rivera, P0000000.000
  King, P0000000.000
Kearns, RF4000013.250
Lopez, SS4010012.232
Fick, LF-1B3000013.219
  a-Batista, PH-1B0000100.216
Flores, C4120012.232
Chico, P1010000.192
  Langerhans, LF1000011.172

a-Walked for Fick in the 8th.

2B: Belliard (11, Hill, R), Young (22, Petrick).
HR: Zimmerman (13, 1st inning off Hill, R, 0 on, 2 out), Young (8, 5th inning off Hill, R, 3 on, 1 out).
TB: Logan; Belliard 2; Zimmerman 5; Young 7; Lopez; Flores 2; Chico.
RBI: Zimmerman (43), Belliard (20), Young 4 (41).
2-out RBI: Zimmerman.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Flores; Fick; Logan; Kearns.
S: Chico 2.
GIDP: Belliard.
Team LOB: 6.

SB: Lopez (10, 2nd base off Hill, R/Bowen).

E: Lopez (8, throw).

Hill, R (L, 5-6)6.010661623.81
Petrick 1.01000003.18
Eyre 1.00001106.83
Chico (W, 4-5)7.04000404.39
Rivera 1.01000003.78
King 1.00001005.57

WP: Chico.
IBB: Zimmerman (by Hill, R).
Pitches-strikes: Hill, R 104-72, Petrick 14-10, Eyre 19-9, Chico 100-67, Rivera 16-10, King 11-4.
Ground outs-fly outs: Hill, R 4-8, Petrick 0-3, Eyre 0-2, Chico 6-11, Rivera 2-1, King 1-2.
Batters faced: Hill, R 28, Petrick 4, Eyre 4, Chico 26, Rivera 4, King 4.
Umpires: HP: Mike Reilly. 1B: Jeff Kellogg. 2B: Scott Barry. 3B: Andy Fletcher.
Weather: 83 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 16 mph, Out to LF.
T: 2:31.
Att: 39,207.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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