National League Game Summary - St. Louis at Washington|
(Tuesday, April 23rd)
Final Score: St. Louis 2, Washington 0
Washington, DC (Sports Network) - Adam Wainwright had a commanding
performance, pitching 8 1/3 innings of shutout baseball and helping the St.
Louis Cardinals to a 2-0 win against the Washington Nationals on Tuesday.
Wainwright (4-1) allowed just five hits and a walk and had nine strikeouts
in his outing, nearly recording his second shutout of the season. Edward
Mujica got the final two outs to pick up his third save.
"We had a large number of Cardinals fans in the stands that were cheering me
on, so that felt great," said Wainwright. "When I went out for the ninth, they
were going nuts and I was fired up."
Allen Craig and Carlos Beltran each drove in one run in the fourth inning,
which was all the offense the Cardinals needed.
Nationals starter Ross Detwiler (1-1) gave up two runs on eight hits and two
walks over six innings, but the lack of run support prevented him from picking
up the win.
"The effort's there but we're just not getting it done," said National manager
Davey Johnson. "We're just not getting it done. It's time to get a little
Shane Robinson singled to leadoff the fourth, setting up Craig's double.
Matt Holliday hit a liner to right to bring Craig to third and Beltran singled
to bring Craig home.
The Nationals had an opportunity to score in the ninth. Bryce Harper knocked a
leadoff double, but Adam LaRoche struck out. Mujica then relieved Wainwright
and got Ian Desmond to pop out and Chad Tracy to fly out to right to end the
Wainwright has pitched at least six innings in all five starts this season ...
Wainwright went 34 2/3 innings without walking a batter to start the season
until he walked Harper in the seventh inning ... LaRoche struck out four times
... Washington outfielder Jayson Werth went 0-for-4. He is 3-for-22 in his
last six games ... The Nationals have lose eight of their last 11 games.
04/24 00:14:03 ET