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Nationals 5, Cubs 2: Under protest

The most entertaining part of the Cubs’ 5-2 loss to the Nationals Saturday night came in the ninth inning, with Nats closer Sean Doolittle on the mound.

Doolittle began his pitching motion, hesitated, then made a brief toe tap on the mound [VIDEO] before delivering his pitch.

And you can understand why. Carl Edwards Jr., who had practiced a similar (though not identical) hesitation move during spring training, was told early in the season that move was illegal.