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Harper, Zimmerman help Nats defeat the Cubs

The Nationals got two big-time home runs in the eighth inning Saturday night to steal Game 2 from the Cubs, 6-3.

After not doing much of anything offensively for the first 16 innings of the series, the Nationals broke out in a big way in the eighth inning of Game 2, as Bryce Harper hit a game-tying two-run homer and Ryan Zimmerman hit a game-winning three-run homer.

"I couldn't tell you anything about that run around the bases," Zimmerman said. "I think, obviously, this franchise over the past five years, has changed a lot. We used to lose 90 games every year, and now we're expected to win 90 games, and if we're not successful in the postseason, it's a failed season.

"I think we all enjoy that pressure; we want it. ... Tonight was a special game."

The best-of-five series is now tied a one game apiece and now moves to Wrigley, where Games 3 and 4 will be played Monday and Tuesday.

"You're not going to knock us down," Chicago's Anthony Rizzo said of the defending World Series champions. "We gave up a home run to Rajai Davis to tie the game in the eighth inning [of Game 7 in the World Series against the Indians]. It's part of the journey. You've got to embrace it. It's obviously not a good feeling to lose the way we did, but it's part of it. It's part of the experience."

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