Greg Holland

Scherzer, Harper help Nats sweep rainy doubleheader vs Cubs

The Washington Nationals outlasted the weather and the Chicago Cubs on Saturday night — and early Sunday.

Bryce Harper hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning and the Nationals rallied past the Cubs 6-5 to sweep a doubleheader delayed more than 3½ hours by rain.

Max Scherzer pitched a complete game and Washington took advantage of the sloppy Cubs for a 10-3 victory in the opener. By the end of a long night, Chicago's lead in the NL Central was down to 2½ games over Milwaukee.

Anthony Rendon's double off Steve Cishek scored Trea Turner to pull Washington to 5-4 in the seventh inning of the nightcap. Left-hander Justin Wilson (4-4) came on to...