The Nationals doubled up the Cardinals, 2-1 in Washington, DC to open a 4-game series Thursday night at Nationals Park.
4th inning - Aledmys Diaz (STL) - 7th HR
6th inning - Bryce Harper (WAS) - 12th HR
7th inning - Danny Espinosa (WAS) - 4th HR
Mike Leake - LP (3-4) - 7-IP, 2-R
Joe Ross - WP (4-4) - 7-IP, 1-R
Cards manager Mike Matheny on Mike Leake's performance:
The Cards dropped to 24-and-24 with the loss. The Nationals improved to 29-and-19. Game two of the series will be played tonight (Friday) at 6:05 pm.
Friday night's starters:
Jaime Garcia (3-4) STL
Max Scherzer (5-3) WAS
STL @ WAS - Sat - 6:15 pm
STL @ WAS - Sun - 12:35 pm
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