Final Score: Washington 6, St. Louis 2
Jupiter, FL (Sports Network) - Anthony Rendon hit a two-run homer to highlight a big second inning that carried the Washington Nationals to a 6-2 win over the St. Louis Cardinals in a Grapefruit League clash.
Chris Marrero added an RBI single during Washington's four-run outburst in the second, while belting a solo homer later on as part of a 2-for-3, two-RBI performance at the plate.
Rendon and Ian Desmond also finished 2-for-3 for the Nationals, who collected 11 hits as a team.
Gio Gonzalez started for Washington and was reached for a pair of runs on five hits over the first three innings. Ryan Perry tossed three scoreless frames in relief.
Allen Craig ended 2-for-3 and knocked in both St. Louis runs to pace the Cardinals offensively. Adam Wainwright struggled on the mound, with the former 20-game winner tagged for five runs (4 earned) and eight hits in a three- inning stint.
03/02 16:04:03 ET
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