Nationals defeat Cardinals 6-2; recap 9/17/19
The Washington Nationals got a much needed victory on Tuesday night over the St. Louis Cardinals to maintain their lead atop the tight National League wild card race. The final score was 6-2.
Howie Kendrick had himself a game and he set the table in the top of the second with a triple before scoring on a sacrifice fly by Asdrubal Cabrera. After the Cardinals tied it in the third, Kendrick put the Nats back on top with a deep shot over the center field wall for his 16th home run of the season.
The Nats tacked on a run in the sixth with an RBI single from Victor Robles. The Cardinals got one back in the sixth to make it a one-run deficit before the Nationals got some insurance runs in the eighth and ninth innings, respectively.
Robles added another RBI that scored Cabrera. Yan Gomes followed with a double to bring home Robles and a sac fly from Juan Soto in the ninth would be all that was needed.
On the mound, Patrick Corbin was brilliant. He went six innings allowing two runs on five hits while striking out 11.
The Nats and Cardinals meet in the final game of the series on Wednesday afternoon. First pitch is at 1:15 p.m.