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Cardinals vs. Nationals score update: St. Louis chips into lead, Washington still on top, 6-3

In the top of the fourth inning, Gio Gonzalez allowed a lead off walk that turned into a run after Matt Holliday roped a double up the left field line on the next at bat. However, Gonzalez was fortunate to escape the inning without further damage done. He then got himself another jam in the fifth, allowing two more runs to cut a 6-0 Nationals lead down to 6-3.

Daniel Descalso started the top of the fifth with a double to right and advanced to third with a sharp, line-drive single to right by Pete Kozma. Gonzalez began to lose the strike zone after that point, walking Shane Robinson to load the bases.

While Gonzalez managed to get Jon Jay to pop out and Holliday to ground into a fielder's choice, two more walks and a wild pitch that got away from Kurt Suzuki allowed two runs to come home. With the bases loaded, Gonzalez stopped the bleeding, forcing Yadier Molina to pop out to right field.