The Nationals broke out of their offensive slump against the Cubs, en route to a 7-5 win.
Yunel Escobar was out of the Nationals' lineup Friday, his right wrist still sore following a painful check-swing the previous night.
Tanner Roark and the Nationals need to get back on track after dropping 6 of 7. They face the Cubs again tonight. Get live updates on Nats Insider!
The Nationals have called up 22 year-old Joe Ross from Class AA in hopes he may be able to start on Saturday.