The third Chicago Cubs ball game versus the Washington Nationals, in the two thousand seventeen divisional playoffs ended in a 2 to 1 win. Chicago Cubs now lead this series two games to one. They have won the past two games after the Washington Nationals won game one.
The Chicago Cubs came from behind in this game to win. They were behind one to nothing for eight innings. The Chicago Cubs also survived four errors. Chicago Cubs went ahead with a two out bloop single.
Winning game three in this National League division series bodes well for the Chicago Cubs. In five game playoff series in Major League Baseball, the winner of game three goes on to win the series seventy five percent of the time (36-12). The Chicago Cubs went hitless the first 6 1/3 innings.
The Washington Nationals scored one run off two errors in the sixth inning. The Washington Nationals posted a 97-65 regular season record. The Chicago Cubs as you know, won the World Series last year.
Game four is a must win now for the Washington Nationals. The Chicago Cubs host game four. The Washington Nationals also had two errors in the third inning.
However, the Washington Nationals did not take advantage of those mistakes. The Washington Nationals actually had home field advantage in this series. This team now must win game four at Wrigley Field, to finish this five game series in their home baseball park.
Washington Nationals versus Chicago Cubs 2017 National League Division Series game 3
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Monday October 9 2017 Win: Edwards Jr. Loss: Kintzler Save: Davis
Statistically speaking, the Washington Nationals have a twenty five percent chance of winning this National League Division playoff series. Also, the Washington Nationals have never won a playoff series in franchise history up to this series. However, this Major League baseball team has now reached the playoffs three times in the past five years.
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