The Washington Nationals and St. Louis Cardinals traded blows all Saturday afternoon before St. Louis emerged victorious by a score of 10-9 at Nationals Park. The starters for both teams, Kyle Lohse and Jordan Zimmermann, were knocked out early as the two clubs combined for 24 hits on the day.
Washington's Zimmermann lasted just 3.2 innings, allowing eight earned runs on eight hits and a walk. Lohse fared only slightly better, giving up eight runs, five earned, in 5.2 innings of work.
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