• Cardinals beat Strasburg, sweep Nationals

    Summary of 3 articles · Updated Apr 24, 2013
    Just like that, 23 pitches in, the Cardinals built a three-run lead against Strasburg's Washington Nationals . With the win, the Cardinals completed their first three-game sweep at Nationals Park and their first against the Nationals/Expos franchise since 1969. "It was good to get on Strasburg early," Cardinals shortstop Pete Kozma said. On the strength of that half-inning, the Cardinals beat the Nationals 4-2 Wednesday to complete a sweep and give Washington's All-Star ace the only four-start losing streak of his young career. Carried again by strong starting pitching, the Cardinals capped a six-win road trip with a three-game sweep of Washington. Jaime Garcia allowed a run on Harper's sixth-inning groundout, but otherwise added to the offensive struggles of the Nationals, who have lost six consecutive home games and nine of their last 12 overall to fall to 10-11. With his team averaging 2.9 runs over its past dozen games, Washington manager Davey Johnson said he would insert bench player Steve Lombardozzi in the lineup Thursday against Cincinnati and make other changes to the batting order.
    Source: ESPN.com
    • Cardinals drop Strasburg to 1-4 in 4-2 win over Nats

      Cardinals drop Strasburg to 1-4 in 4-2 win over Nats
      Source: CNNSI.com
    • Cards top Strasburg to complete sweep in DC

      Carried by strong starting pitching, the Cardinals capped a six-win road trip with a three-game sweep of Washington. Wednesday's 4-2 victory in front of 33,694 fans at Nationals Park featured Jaime Garcia outdueling prized right-hander Stephen Strasburg…
      Source: MLB.com

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