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2012 Regular Season Standings  Nats Stats   Questions?  

Cardinals (10-9) Beat Nationals (9-9), 5-0

Riding a complete game from Kyle Lohse (W, 3-1, 2.01), who allowed just 4 base runners (2 hits, 2 walks) and struck out 6 and home runs from Matt Holliday (2, 2-3, 2 RBI (11), .455) and Albert Pujols (6, 1-3, 2 RBI (14), .247), who’s been on fire recently since his slow start to the season, the Cardinals blanked the Nats Thursday night to win the series 2-1. Washington starter Tom Gorzelanny (L, 0-2, 4.96) was solid in 5 innings, allowing 2 earned runs; the Nationals’ starting rotation is the only one left in baseball that has gotten 5+ innings from their starters in every game. Collin Balester's (11.57) second appearance was not as smooth as his first; he gave up 3 earned runs in 1/3 of an inning. Doug Slaten, on the bright side, pitched .2 more innings and still has yet to allow a run this season.

Jayson Werth (.209) and Michael Morse (.196) hat the Nats’ two singles on the night.


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