Strasburg settles down, Nats rout Cardinals 11-1

Strasburg settles down, Nats rout Cardinals 11-1

Strasburg settles down, Nats rout Cardinals 11-1

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by CARL KOTALA

AP

Posted on March 9, 2014 at 4:49 PM

Updated Tuesday, Mar 11 at 9:15 PM

VIERA, Fla. (AP) -- Stephen Strasburg overcame a shaky first inning and the Washington Nationals’ offense came up big again in an 11-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday.

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Making his second start of the spring, Strasburg walked two and gave up an RBI single to his first three batters before settling down. He went three innings, allowing two hits while throwing 28 of 48 pitches for strikes.

Anthony Rendon homered and Wilson Ramos had two hits and three RBIs for the Nationals, who have scored 27 runs in their last three games.

Allen Craig had two of St. Louis’ three hits, including an RBI single. Cardinals starter Joe Kelly gave up five runs and seven hits in 2 1-3 innings. 

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