Nats Avoid Sweep, Beat Cardinals 5-4

The Nats took the 4th game out of a four-game series against the Cardinals, avoiding a sweep at Busch Stadium. The Nats’ record now is even at 61-61. Tonight’s win ended a four game losing streak, with the win being credited to Tanner Roark, his 8th of the season. The loss was credited to Luke Weaver, his 11th loss of the season. Koda Glover was credited with his first save since coming back from injury.

The Nats opened the scoring right away when Bryce Harper hit an RBI double to right field. Two innings later, Anthony Rendon hit an RBI single to left field on a sharp line drive. Harrison Bader got the Cardinals on the board with a solo home run, his 9th of the season. Harper would strike again in the top of the fourth inning, hitting a 2-RBI single that was initially challenged by the Cardinals, but was upheld. Adam Eaton then would get a run to core on a fielding error by Tyson Ross in the top of the 5th inning. The Cardinals almost rallied scoring three runs in the eighth inning. Paul DeJong hit a single that scored one run on a sharp line drive. Then, Kolten Wong hit an RBI double. Finally, Harrison Bader hit a two run single right past Anthony Rendon.

The Nats head back home and start a series tomorrow with the Marlins on Player’s Weekend.

Josh Sager

I'm a huge D.C. sports fan and can cover every major sports league except for the NBA. Baseball and soccer are my specialties. I am one of the biggest Nationals fans you will ever meet.

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