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Cardinals Spring Training: Cards beat Nationals in lopsided fashion

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Cardinals Starting pitcher Adam Wainwright throws a pitch in the first inning of Sunday's game featuring the Cardinals against the Washington Nationals By Lakisha Jackson Cardinals Starting pitcher Adam Wainwright throws a pitch in the first inning of Sunday's game featuring the Cardinals against the Washington Nationals By Lakisha Jackson
Cardinals prospect Allen Craig at bat in the first inning of Sunday's Nationals/Cardinals game. By Lakisha Jackson Cardinals prospect Allen Craig at bat in the first inning of Sunday's Nationals/Cardinals game. By Lakisha Jackson
Cardinals utility man Joe Mather chats with Shane Robinson before the Nationals/Cardinals game on Sunday. By Lakisha Jackson Cardinals utility man Joe Mather chats with Shane Robinson before the Nationals/Cardinals game on Sunday. By Lakisha Jackson
Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg throws a pitch in the second inning of Sunday's Nationals/Cardinals game. By Lakisha Jackson Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg throws a pitch in the second inning of Sunday's Nationals/Cardinals game. By Lakisha Jackson
Washington Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman throws a ball to first base. By Lakisha Jackson Washington Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman throws a ball to first base. By Lakisha Jackson

Viera, Fla (KMOV) – The St. Louis Cardinals took advantage of eleven walks by Washington Nationals pitchers to go home with a lopsided 7-3 win on Sunday.

Tied at two after six innings, the Cardinals scored two runs in the seventh and three in the eighth, which was all they needed to take home the victory. Nationals reliever Tyler Clippard , who walked five batters in one and a third innings, accounted for all the Cardinals’ runs in those frames.

Notes/Observations

- Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright threw two perfect innings for St. Louis before hitting a bit of a rough patch in the third, allowing two runs on three hits.

- Allen Craig continued his hot streak at the plate, going two for five with a double and an RBI.

- Washington top prospect Stephen Strasburg started the game for the Nationals and had a good day against Cardinals hitters, pitching three scoreless innings with only two hits allowed. The right-hander threw  49 pitches, 28 of them strikes

- 19-year-old Shelby Miller made his second appearance of the Spring, giving up two hits in a scoreless seventh inning.

- Former Cardinal Adam Kennedy started at second base for the Nationals. Kennedy made his presence known in the bottom of the third inning, hitting an RBI triple off Wainwright to put the Nationals up 1-0.

With their fourth straight win, the Cardinals go to 5-5 in Grapefruit League play. Tomorrow, the Redbirds go on the road to take on the Mets in Port St. Lucie.

 

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