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WASHINGTON -- Bryce Harper sat out after a procedure to fix an ingrown toenail. Cheap Ogbonnia Okoronkwo Jersey . Jayson Werth has been sidelined for a week with a bad hamstring and the plan is to put him on the disabled list. So what if two of Washingtons best hitters watched from the dugout Friday night? With extra-base hits coming from lower in the order, the Nationals extended their season-high winning streak to five games. Ian Desmonds three hits included a two-run homer and an RBI double, and Danny Espinosa and Kurt Suzuki each drove in a pair of runs with a double, helping Washington beat the Chicago Cubs 7-3 for its seventh victory in the past eight games. "When your 3-hole hitters out of there," Washington manager Davey Johnson said, referring to Harper, "and you score a bunch of runs, thats big." Desmond was reminded of the manner in which the Nationals compiled a majors-best 98 wins in 2012 despite a series of injuries to everyday players. "Last year, we were missing guys throughout the whole season, pretty much," said Desmond, who singled and scored in the second, homered in the fourth and doubled in the fifth. "We just found a way." Ross Detwiler (2-3) gave up two runs in 6 2-3 innings, and Craig Stammen got the last seven outs. "He wasnt real happy when I hooked him," Johnson said about Detwiler. "Thats good. I like that." Chicagos Jeff Samardzija (1-5) lost his fifth decision in a row by allowing seven runs -- five earned -- and eight hits. He threw 73 pitches in his five innings, matching his shortest outing of the season. Samardzija said he was not bothered by a cut on his right index finger from a start April 24. "Felt good. Felt about as best as I could all year," the right-hander said. "Thats the frustrating part of it, when youve got your pitches and you feel good and you get that outcome." Making his first start in the leadoff slot this season, Chicagos Starlin Castro delivered doubles in each of his first two at-bats, including to begin the game. He made it 1-0 in the first on Anthony Rizzos groundout. Suzukis two-run double off the wall in right-centre put Washington ahead 2-1 in the second. "I never complain about getting hits. My defence is my priority, but it definitely feels good," said Suzuki, a catcher. "Being in the bottom of the lineup, when guys are out there, you just want to drive them in." One of the runners who scored reached on an infield single, while the other got aboard when Samardzija failed in two attempts to start a double play by fielding the ball with his pitching hand and was charged with an error -- making both runs unearned. "That was kind of the big mess," Cubs manager Dale Sveum said. "Weve got to field a ground ball back to us. We seem to make a mistake, and we cant make a pitch after that." Chicago tied it in the third when Samardzija and Castro hit consecutive doubles. Castro later was thrown out at home when trying to score on Rizzos single. Right fielder Roger Bernadina, starting because Harper and Werth were out, got his second assist of the season with his throw, and Suzuki dived to tag Castro. Desmond put Washington back out front with his fifth homer, driving an 0-1 pitch barely over the wall in left to make it 4-2. Soon as the bat made contact with the ball, Samardzija spun around and yelled. Didnt get much better in the fifth, when the Nationals tacked on three more runs on consecutive doubles by Desmond and Espinosa. "Theyre due," Johnson said, "to start doing their thing." NOTES: Samardzijas lone win came on opening day against Pittsburgh. ... Nationals GM Mike Rizzo said Werth has a "very slight strain" of his hamstring and the move to the DL would be backdated to May 2. Rizzo expects Werth to be able to return the first day hes eligible, May 18. Johnson indicated Eury Perez will be called up from Triple-A Syracuse. ... Harper tweeted a photo of his bloody right big toe. Rizzo and Johnson both said they expect Harper to be available Saturday. ... The Cubs activated RHP Kyuji Fujikawa from the DL and optioned RHP Rafael Dolis to Triple-A Iowa. Fujikawa, out since April 13 with a straight right forearm, pitched a scoreless seventh inning Friday. ... On Saturday, Nationals RHP Stephen Strasburg (1-4, 3.45 ERA) will face Cubs RHP Edwin Jackson (0-5, 6.39). Jackson was with Washington last season, then signed a $52 million, four-year deal with the Cubs as a free agent. "Been a slow start to say the least. Not exactly how I had it envisioned," Jackson said.Cheap John Franklin-Myers Jersey . -- Most satisfying to Russ Smith about No. Cheap Justin Lawler Jersey . The International Olympic Committee released the official list of bid cities on Friday after the deadline for applications had passed. The candidates -- all previously announced in their own countries -- are: Almaty, Kazakhstan; Beijing; Krakow, Poland; Lviv, Ukraine; Oslo, Norway; and Stockholm. . Philadelphia is 2-0 against the Senators this season and scored five goals in each victory. The Flyers recorded a 5-0 win in Ottawa on Nov. 12 and then earned a 5-2 home decision on Nov. 19. The Flyers have claimed three straight and four of the last five encounters with the Sens overall and Philly has won two in a row and three of its past four tests in Canadas capital city. KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Maya Neal scored her first-career collegiate goal off a corner kick in the 77th minute to propel Tennessee to a big 1-0 win over Liberty on Sunday evening at Regal Soccer Stadium.Neal, a redshirt freshman forward from Naperville, Ill., was a threat all night long, leading both teams with six shots while helping the Vols earn their first win of 2016. UT looked in control from the onset and applied constant pressure to the Flames back line, generating 17 total shots and 11 on goal.Freshman Mady Hairston came inches away from scoring her first collegiate goal in the 38th minute after hitting the inside of the post from just inside the 18-yard box. The Volunteers held an 8-7 shot advantage in the first half but were unable to find the back of the net and had to settle for a scoreless draw heading into halftime.After weathering an early surge by Liberty (0-2) to start the second half, the Big Orange began to retake control of the game, generating numerous quality opportunities. Rylie OKeefe had a good chance to open the scoring in the 70th minute but was turned away by Flames goalkeeper Holly Van Noord.The Vols nearly took the lead again in the 776th minute, but Van Noord came up with back-to-back stops from close range on Neal and OKeefe to keep the game scoreless. Cheap Los Angeles Rams Jerseys. However, Neal was finally able to break through on the ensuing corner kick, hammering home a perfect service from OKeefe to give UT a 1-0 advantage with 14 minutes left to play.Neal would have added another goal in the 88th minute if not for a stellar stop by Van Noord, who finished the game with 10 saves. OKeefe also had three shots on goal for the Orange and White to go along with her first assist of the year.Head coach Brian Pensky praised the teams freshmen after the game for stepping up and playing some big minutes. Maddie Krejci earned her first-career start and played 42 minutes while Claire Franks, Mary Alice Vignola and Hairston also played significant minutes in the win.The Vols are back in action on Aug. 25 when they welcome the Washington Huskies to Regal Soccer Stadium for a Thursday night showdown. 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