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5
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3
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1
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@STL
3
5
Wednesday, April 20, 2011, 1:15PM
, Busch Stadium III
Attendance: 32,340, Time of Game: 3:20
First game of doubleheader, see Second game.
Nationals
8
9-7
 Won 4 
3rd, 2 GB
at Cardinals
6
8-9
 Lost 2 
1st
W: John Lannan (2-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Nationals       1  0  6   0  0  0   0  1  0    8 10  1
Cardinals       0  0  1   0  1  3   0  1  0    6 14  1

Washington Nationals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Danny Espinosa 2B 5 2 3 0 0 0 .292 .946 15 9 0.068 0.37 0.074 -0.006 1.3 2 6 3B
Rick Ankiel CF 4 1 1 0 1 0 .213 .589 26 16 -0.022 0.62 0.038 -0.060 -0.7 0 0
Jayson Werth RF 4 1 2 1 0 1 .220 .703 19 10 0.185 0.92 0.203 -0.019 1.4 3 0
Adam LaRoche 1B 3 1 0 1 1 1 .231 .679 13 5 0.008 0.91 0.020 -0.012 -0.2 11 0
Ian Desmond SS 4 1 1 2 0 1 .219 .640 13 10 0.085 0.73 0.117 -0.032 1.5 4 7 SB
Laynce Nix LF 4 2 2 2 0 1 .286 .810 11 7 0.080 0.49 0.102 -0.022 1.6 2 0 HR,SB
Ivan Rodriguez C 3 0 1 1 1 0 .172 .571 17 8 0.045 0.25 0.046 -0.001 1.4 4 0 2B
Alex Cora 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 .158 .431 9 7 -0.064 0.40 0.000 -0.064 -1.5 0 1 2·GDP
   Drew Storen P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
John Lannan P 3 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .125 14 10 -0.027 0.36 0.000 -0.027 -0.7 0 0
   Chad Gaudin P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Doug Slaten P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Tyler Clippard P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Sean Burnett P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jerry Hairston 3B 1 0 0 0 0 1 .148 .554 4 3 -0.006 0.25 0.000 -0.006 -0.2 1 0
Team Totals 35 8 10 7 3 6 .286 .799 141 85 0.352 0.56 0.600 -0.249 4.0 27 14
2B: I Rodriguez (2, off J Westbrook).
3B: D Espinosa (2, off F Salas).
HR: L Nix (2, off R Franklin; 8th inn, 0 on, 1 out to RF).
TB: L Nix 5; D Espinosa 5; I Rodriguez 2; J Werth 2; R Ankiel; I Desmond.
GIDP: A Cora 2 (2).
RBI: I Desmond 2 (8); L Nix 2 (6); J Werth (3); A LaRoche (6); I Rodriguez (8).
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 4 for 10.
Fielding
DP: 4. D Espinosa-I Desmond-A LaRoche 2; I Desmond-D Espinosa-A LaRoche; I Desmond-A LaRoche.
E: I Desmond (4).
Baserunning
SB: I Desmond (7, Home off J Westbrook/G Laird); L Nix (1, 2nd base off J Westbrook/G Laird).
Pickoffs: R Ankiel (1st base by J Motte).

St. Louis Cardinals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Ryan Theriot SS 5 0 4 1 0 0 .338 .770 21 12 0.177 0.98 0.184 -0.007 2.1 3 3
Colby Rasmus CF 5 1 2 3 0 0 .366 1.057 21 14 -0.060 1.59 0.149 -0.209 0.6 3 0 HR,2·GDP
Albert Pujols 1B 4 1 2 2 1 0 .254 .787 21 12 0.028 1.05 0.108 -0.079 1.6 8 3 HR
Matt Holliday LF 5 0 2 0 0 1 .436 1.183 16 13 -0.018 1.06 0.072 -0.090 -0.3 2 0
   Jason Motte P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Lance Berkman RF 3 0 1 0 2 0 .309 1.060 20 9 0.050 1.37 0.135 -0.086 0.5 2 0
David Freese 3B 4 0 0 0 1 1 .333 .854 24 13 -0.119 1.47 0.057 -0.175 -1.7 0 2 GDP
Gerald Laird C 2 1 1 0 1 0 .250 .718 19 10 0.006 0.38 0.023 -0.017 0.4 4 0 2B
   Jon Jay PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 .211 .716 4 3 -0.080 3.61 0.000 -0.080 -0.4
   Yadier Molina C 1 0 0 0 0 0 .261 .681 2 1 -0.055 2.42 0.000 -0.055 -0.3 2 0
Tyler Greene 2B 3 1 1 0 0 0 .333 .775 11 7 0.011 0.55 0.040 -0.029 -0.3 2 1 2B,SB,GDP
   Daniel Descalso PH-2B 2 0 0 0 0 1 .231 .530 6 5 -0.111 2.15 0.000 -0.111 -0.6 0 0
Jake Westbrook P 1 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .556 7 4 -0.036 1.32 0.000 -0.036 -0.3 0 0
   Fernando Salas P 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 6 4 -0.003 0.10 0.000 -0.003 -0.1 0 0
   Nick Punto PH 0 1 0 0 1 0 7 3 0.014 0.87 0.014 0.000 0.2
   Ryan Franklin P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
   Mark Hamilton PH-LF 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 2.000 4 2 0.046 0.95 0.046 0.000 0.4 0 0
Team Totals 38 6 14 6 6 4 .368 1.033 189 112 -0.150 1.21 0.828 -0.977 2.0 27 10
2B: G Laird (3, off C Gaudin); T Greene (1, off J Lannan).
HR: A Pujols (5, off J Lannan; 3rd inn, 0 on, 2 outs to CF-RF); C Rasmus (3, off J Lannan; 5th inn, 0 on, 1 out to CF-RF).
TB: C Rasmus 5; A Pujols 5; R Theriot 4; M Holliday 2; T Greene 2; G Laird 2; M Hamilton; L Berkman.
GIDP: C Rasmus 2 (3); T Greene (1); D Freese (2).
RBI: C Rasmus 3 (8); A Pujols 2 (12); R Theriot (8).
2-out RBI: C Rasmus 2; A Pujols 2; R Theriot.
Team LOB: 11.
With RISP: 3 for 13.
Fielding
DP: 2. A Pujols-R Theriot; A Pujols-R Theriot-A Pujols.
E: T Greene (1).
Baserunning
SB: T Greene (4, 2nd base off C Gaudin/I Rodriguez).

Washington Nationals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF Pit Str Ctct StS StL GB FB LD Unk GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
John Lannan, W (2-1) 5 7 2 2 3 2 2 3.43 23 101 59 30 10 19 11 7 4 0 44 0.089 0.67 -0.1
Chad Gaudin 0.2 2 3 0 1 0 0 7.04 5 25 14 12 1 1 3 1 0 0 1 0 -0.047 0.75 -0.9
Doug Slaten 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1 4 3 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 3 2 -0.127 2.51 -1.7
Tyler Clippard, H (5) 1.1 1 0 0 1 2 0 1.46 6 29 19 8 6 5 1 2 0 0 2 0 0.147 2.85 0.9
Sean Burnett, H (1) 0.2 3 1 1 0 0 0 3.24 4 13 9 5 0 4 2 2 2 0 0 0 -0.032 1.74 -0.8
Drew Storen, S (2) 1.1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.77 5 17 8 5 0 3 1 3 1 0 1 0 0.119 1.60 0.7
Team Totals 9 14 6 3 6 4 2 3.00 44 189 112 61 19 32 18 16 7 0 44 7 2 0.149 1.21 -2.0
J Lannan faced 1 batter in the 6th inning.
D Slaten faced 1 batter in the 6th inning.

St. Louis Cardinals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF Pit Str Ctct StS StL GB FB LD Unk GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jake Westbrook, L (1-2) 3 7 7 7 2 1 0 9.82 18 68 40 26 4 10 10 5 2 0 16 -0.365 0.94 -5.7
Fernando Salas 3 1 0 0 0 3 0 2.25 10 37 24 13 3 8 2 5 0 0 0 0 0.019 0.13 1.3
Ryan Franklin 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 9.45 7 26 13 6 2 5 2 3 1 0 0 0 -0.019 0.35 -0.1
Jason Motte 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.25 3 13 9 3 4 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.014 0.19 0.4
Team Totals 9 10 8 8 3 6 1 8.00 38 144 86 48 13 25 14 15 3 0 16 0 0 -0.351 0.56 -4.0
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: J Motte (1; R Ankiel, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jeff Nelson, 1B - Mark Ripperger, 2B - Bill Welke, 3B - Tim Tschida.
Time of Game: 3:20.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 48° F, Wind 7mph out to Rightfield.

Starting Lineups

Washington Nationals         St. Louis Cardinals
1 Danny Espinosa 2B 1 Ryan Theriot SS
2 Rick Ankiel CF 2 Colby Rasmus CF
3 Jayson Werth RF 3 Albert Pujols 1B
4 Adam LaRoche 1B 4 Matt Holliday LF
5 Ian Desmond SS 5 Lance Berkman RF
6 Laynce Nix LF 6 David Freese 3B
7 Ivan Rodriguez C 7 Gerald Laird C
8 Alex Cora 3B 8 Tyler Greene 2B
9 John Lannan P 9 Jake Westbrook P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b8 5-8 0 12- 3,(0-2)  OO STL C. Rasmus S. Burnett 15% 95% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B; Hamilton to 3B
t3 1-0 1 12- 5,(3-1)  R WSN J. Werth J. Westbrook 14% 80% Single to LF (Line Drive); Espinosa Scores; Ankiel to 3B; Werth to 2B/Adv on throw
b6 3-7 2 123 4,(1-2)  RR STL C. Rasmus D. Slaten -13% 76% Single to LF (Fly Ball to Short LF-CF); Greene Scores/unER; Punto Scores/unER; Theriot to 3B
b7 5-7 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  STL L. Berkman T. Clippard -11% 63% Walk; Holliday to 2B
t3 2-0 1 123 1,(0-0)  RR WSN I. Desmond J. Westbrook 10% 90% Single to CF (Line Drive); Ankiel Scores; Werth Scores; LaRoche to 3B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Nationals Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Jake Westbrook facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  WSN D. Espinosa J. Westbrook 4% 54% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS)
t1 0-0 0 1-- 6,(2-2)  O WSN R. Ankiel J. Westbrook -3% 50% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t1 0-0 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  WSN J. Werth J. Westbrook 7% 57% Single to RF (Ground Ball); Espinosa to 3B
t1 0-0 1 1-3 2,(1-0)  RO WSN A. LaRoche J. Westbrook 1% 58% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Espinosa Scores
t1 1-0 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O WSN I. Desmond J. Westbrook -2% 56% Popfly: 2B (Deep SS-2B)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Nationals 1, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-1, Nationals' John Lannan facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- 6,(3-2)  STL R. Theriot J. Lannan -4% 53% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF)
b1 0-1 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O STL C. Rasmus J. Lannan 4% 56% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
b1 0-1 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  STL A. Pujols J. Lannan -4% 52% Walk; Rasmus to 2B
b1 0-1 1 12- 5,(1-2)  O STL M. Holliday J. Lannan 5% 57% Lineout: RF (CF-RF)
b1 0-1 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O STL L. Berkman J. Lannan 4% 61% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Nationals 1, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Nationals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cardinals' Jake Westbrook facing 6-7-8
t2 1-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O WSN L. Nix J. Westbrook -2% 59% Strikeout Swinging
t2 1-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  WSN I. Rodriguez J. Westbrook 2% 62% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball); Rodriguez to 1B
t2 1-0 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  OO WSN A. Cora J. Westbrook -5% 57% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Nationals 1, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-1, Nationals' John Lannan facing 6-7-8
b2 0-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL D. Freese J. Lannan 2% 59% Lineout: LF (LF-CF)
b2 0-1 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O STL G. Laird J. Lannan 2% 61% Groundout: 2B-1B
b2 0-1 2 --- 4,(1-2)  STL T. Greene J. Lannan -3% 59% Double to RF (Ground Ball)
b2 0-1 2 -2- 7,(3-2)  O STL J. Westbrook J. Lannan 4% 62% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Nationals 1, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Nationals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cardinals' Jake Westbrook facing 9-1-2
t3 1-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O WSN J. Lannan J. Westbrook -2% 60% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t3 1-0 1 --- 4,(2-1)  WSN D. Espinosa J. Westbrook 2% 63% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS)
t3 1-0 1 1-- 8,(3-2)  WSN R. Ankiel J. Westbrook 3% 66% Walk; Espinosa to 2B
t3 1-0 1 12- 5,(3-1)  R WSN J. Werth J. Westbrook 14% 80% Single to LF (Line Drive); Espinosa Scores; Ankiel to 3B; Werth to 2B/Adv on throw
t3 2-0 1 -23 4,(3-0)  WSN A. LaRoche J. Westbrook 1% 80% Walk
t3 2-0 1 123 1,(0-0)  RR WSN I. Desmond J. Westbrook 10% 90% Single to CF (Line Drive); Ankiel Scores; Werth Scores; LaRoche to 3B
t3 4-0 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  R WSN L. Nix J. Westbrook 4% 94% Single to RF (Ground Ball); LaRoche Scores; Desmond to 3B
t3 5-0 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  R WSN I. Rodriguez J. Westbrook 2% 95% Desmond Steals Hm; Nix Steals 2B
t3 6-0 1 -2- 3,(2-0)  R WSN I. Rodriguez J. Westbrook 2% 97% Double to CF (Fly Ball); Nix Scores
t3 7-0 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  O WSN A. Cora J. Westbrook -0% 97% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Rodriguez to 3B
t3 7-0 2 --3 8,(3-2)  O WSN J. Lannan J. Westbrook -0% 97% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
6 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Nationals 7, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-7, Nationals' John Lannan facing 1-2-3
b3 0-7 0 --- 4,(1-2)  STL R. Theriot J. Lannan -1% 95% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
b3 0-7 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  OO STL C. Rasmus J. Lannan 2% 98% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b3 0-7 2 --- 2,(1-0)  R STL A. Pujols J. Lannan -2% 96% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
b3 1-7 2 --- 2,(0-1)  STL M. Holliday J. Lannan -0% 95% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B)
b3 1-7 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  STL L. Berkman J. Lannan -1% 94% Walk; Holliday to 2B
b3 1-7 2 12- 8,(3-2)  O STL D. Freese J. Lannan 2% 96% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Nationals 7, Cardinals 1.
Top of the 4th, Nationals Batting, Ahead 7-1, Cardinals' Fernando Salas facing 1-2-3
Fernando Salas replaces Jake Westbrook pitching and batting 9th
t4 7-1 0 --- 2,(1-0)  WSN D. Espinosa F. Salas 1% 98% Triple to RF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
t4 7-1 0 --3 7,(3-2)  O WSN R. Ankiel F. Salas -1% 97% Popfly: 2B
t4 7-1 1 --3 4,(1-2)  O WSN J. Werth F. Salas -1% 96% Strikeout Swinging
t4 7-1 2 --3 4,(1-2)  O WSN A. LaRoche F. Salas -1% 95% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Nationals 7, Cardinals 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 1-7, Nationals' John Lannan facing 7-8-9
b4 1-7 0 --- 4,(3-0)  STL G. Laird J. Lannan -2% 94% Walk
b4 1-7 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  OO STL T. Greene J. Lannan 3% 97% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
b4 1-7 2 --- 6,(2-2)  O STL F. Salas J. Lannan 0% 97% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Nationals 7, Cardinals 1.
Top of the 5th, Nationals Batting, Ahead 7-1, Cardinals' Fernando Salas facing 5-6-7
t5 7-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O WSN I. Desmond F. Salas -0% 97% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t5 7-1 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O WSN L. Nix F. Salas -0% 97% Flyball: LF
t5 7-1 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O WSN I. Rodriguez F. Salas -0% 97% Flyball: RF (RF Line)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Nationals 7, Cardinals 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 1-7, Nationals' John Lannan facing 1-2-3
b5 1-7 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O STL R. Theriot J. Lannan 1% 97% Groundout: 2B-1B
b5 1-7 1 --- 7,(3-2)  R STL C. Rasmus J. Lannan -2% 95% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
b5 2-7 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O STL A. Pujols J. Lannan 1% 96% Groundout: 3B-1B
b5 2-7 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL M. Holliday J. Lannan 0% 96% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Nationals 7, Cardinals 2.
Top of the 6th, Nationals Batting, Ahead 7-2, Cardinals' Fernando Salas facing 8-9-1
t6 7-2 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O WSN A. Cora F. Salas -0% 96% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak SS)
t6 7-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O WSN J. Lannan F. Salas -0% 96% Strikeout Swinging
t6 7-2 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O WSN D. Espinosa F. Salas -0% 96% Flyball: CF (Short CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Nationals 7, Cardinals 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 2-7, Nationals' John Lannan facing 5-6-7
b6 2-7 0 --- 2,(0-1)  STL L. Berkman J. Lannan -2% 94% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
Chad Gaudin replaces John Lannan pitching and batting 9th
b6 2-7 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  OO STL D. Freese C. Gaudin 4% 97% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS)
b6 2-7 2 --- 11,(3-2)  STL G. Laird C. Gaudin -1% 96% Ground-rule Double (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
b6 2-7 2 -2- 3,(2-0)  STL T. Greene C. Gaudin -1% 96% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball to Weak SS); Laird to 3B; Greene to 1B
Nick Punto pinch hits for Fernando Salas (P) batting 9th
b6 2-7 2 1-3 3,(0-2)  STL N. Punto C. Gaudin -1% 95% Greene Steals 2B
b6 2-7 2 -23 7,(3-2)  STL N. Punto C. Gaudin -1% 94% Walk
b6 2-7 2 123 2,(1-0)  R STL R. Theriot C. Gaudin -5% 89% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to Weak 3B); Laird Scores/unER; Greene to 3B; Punto to 2B
Doug Slaten replaces Chad Gaudin pitching and batting 9th
b6 3-7 2 123 4,(1-2)  RR STL C. Rasmus D. Slaten -13% 76% Single to LF (Fly Ball to Short LF-CF); Greene Scores/unER; Punto Scores/unER; Theriot to 3B
Tyler Clippard replaces Doug Slaten pitching and batting 9th
b6 5-7 2 1-3 8,(2-2)  O STL A. Pujols T. Clippard 7% 83% Flyball: LF
3 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Nationals 7, Cardinals 5.
Top of the 7th, Nationals Batting, Ahead 7-5, Cardinals' Ryan Franklin facing 2-3-4
Ryan Franklin replaces Nick Punto (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t7 7-5 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O WSN R. Ankiel R. Franklin -1% 82% Flyball: LF (LF Line)
t7 7-5 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O WSN J. Werth R. Franklin -1% 81% Flyball: RF (Short CF-RF)
t7 7-5 2 --- 3,(2-0)  O WSN A. LaRoche R. Franklin -1% 80% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Nationals 7, Cardinals 5.
Bottom of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 5-7, Nationals' Tyler Clippard facing 4-5-6
b7 5-7 0 --- 4,(1-2)  STL M. Holliday T. Clippard -7% 74% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b7 5-7 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  STL L. Berkman T. Clippard -11% 63% Walk; Holliday to 2B
b7 5-7 0 12- 4,(2-1)  O STL D. Freese T. Clippard 10% 73% Popfly: 1B (2B-1B)
Jon Jay pinch hits for Gerald Laird (C) batting 7th
b7 5-7 1 12- 4,(1-2)  O STL J. Jay T. Clippard 8% 81% Strikeout Looking
Daniel Descalso pinch hits for Tyler Greene (2B) batting 8th
b7 5-7 2 12- 3,(0-2)  O STL D. Descalso T. Clippard 7% 88% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Nationals 7, Cardinals 5.
Top of the 8th, Nationals Batting, Ahead 7-5, Cardinals' Ryan Franklin facing 5-6-7
Yadier Molina replaces Jon Jay (PH) playing C batting 7th
Daniel Descalso moves from PH to 2B
t8 7-5 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O WSN I. Desmond R. Franklin -1% 87% Strikeout Swinging
t8 7-5 1 --- 3,(2-0)  R WSN L. Nix R. Franklin 7% 93% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF)
t8 8-5 1 --- 6,(3-2)  WSN I. Rodriguez R. Franklin 1% 94% Walk
t8 8-5 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  OO WSN A. Cora R. Franklin -1% 93% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Nationals 8, Cardinals 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 5-8, Nationals' Sean Burnett facing 9-1-2
Sean Burnett replaces Tyler Clippard pitching and batting 9th
Mark Hamilton pinch hits for Ryan Franklin (P) batting 9th
b8 5-8 0 --- 4,(2-1)  STL M. Hamilton S. Burnett -5% 88% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF)
b8 5-8 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  STL R. Theriot S. Burnett -9% 79% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Hamilton to 2B
b8 5-8 0 12- 3,(0-2)  OO STL C. Rasmus S. Burnett 15% 95% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B; Hamilton to 3B
b8 5-8 2 --3 3,(1-1)  R STL A. Pujols S. Burnett -5% 90% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Hamilton Scores
Drew Storen replaces Alex Cora (3B) pitching and batting 8th
Jerry Hairston replaces Sean Burnett (P) playing 3B batting 9th
b8 6-8 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O STL M. Holliday D. Storen 4% 93% Groundout: 2B-1B (Weak 2B)
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Nationals 8, Cardinals 6.
Top of the 9th, Nationals Batting, Ahead 8-6, Cardinals' Jason Motte facing 9-1-2
Jason Motte replaces Matt Holliday (LF) pitching and batting 4th
Mark Hamilton moves from PH to LF
t9 8-6 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O WSN J. Hairston J. Motte -1% 93% Strikeout Swinging
t9 8-6 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O WSN D. Espinosa J. Motte -0% 92% Flyball: CF
t9 8-6 2 --- 3,(0-2)  WSN R. Ankiel J. Motte 0% 93% Single to SS (Pop Fly to Short CF)
t9 8-6 2 1-- 3,(2-1)  O WSN J. Werth J. Motte -1% 92% Ankiel Picked off 1B (P-1B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Nationals 8, Cardinals 6.
Bottom of the 9th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 6-8, Nationals' Drew Storen facing 5-6-7
b9 6-8 0 --- 5,(3-1)  O STL L. Berkman D. Storen 4% 96% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
b9 6-8 1 --- 6,(3-2)  STL D. Freese D. Storen -6% 91% Walk
b9 6-8 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  O STL Y. Molina D. Storen 5% 96% Popfly: SS (Deep SS-2B)
b9 6-8 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  O STL D. Descalso D. Storen 4% 100% Lineout: RF (Short CF-RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Nationals 8, Cardinals 6.

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