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Washington (5-6)00200100710121

Cardinals 16, Nationals 10

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VIERA, Fla. (AP) - Jordan Zimmermann had trouble with his fastball location. The St. Louis Cardinals had little difficulty finding his pitches.

Zimmermann allowed eight runs and nine hits in three innings Friday during the Washington Nationals' 16-10 loss. He has given up 13 runs and 16 hits over nine innings in three spring training starts.

"I think about this time of spring training all pitchers go through a little dead arm, and I think he was a little dead-armed," Nationals manager Davey Johnson said. "He got a little treatment afterward. Nothing I need to worry about."

Zimmermann generally was happy with his offspeed pitches, except for a curveball he left up to Ronny Cedeno that resulted in an RBI single.

"That was a stupid pitch, but other than that, I threw some good curveballs that were in the dirt, and some good sliders," Zimmermann said. "My fastball was just a little off the plate, and when I had to throw a strike, I was a little up, and you're going to get crushed when that happens."

Zimmermann, who threw 61 pitches, said he got a little tired, particularly in the third inning when the Cardinals had three doubles and scored six runs.

Matt Carpenter was 4 for 4 with two doubles and an RBI for St. Louis, which had 17 hits. Rob Johnson had two doubles and three RBIs, Cedeno also drove in three runs and Shane Robinson hit a grand slam off Nathan Karns.

Winner Shelby Miller, making his first spring training start, gave up two runs and three hits in three innings.

"He has the ability to pitch up in the zone, and the ball gets on hitters a little different with him than guys even throwing harder than him," Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said. "I thought he made some behind-in-the-count offspeed pitches today, which we really haven't seen him do in the past. He's making some good strides forward."

Bryce Harper had a two-run triple for Washington, which scored seven runs in the ninth as Micah Owings led off with a home run against Keith Butler and Zach Walters added a two-run drive against Victor Marte.

The Cardinals' Allen Craig had an RBI single after agreeing to a $31 million, five-year contract.

"This is a tremendous opportunity and I'm incredibly humbled by it," he said. "It's something I can't really fathom at this moment. I'm just excited to be part of this team going forward."

NOTES: Washington RHP Henry Rodriguez made his first appearance of spring training and retired the side on eight pitches in the sixth. Rodriguez had elbow surgery last August. ... Washington RHP Christian Garcia is expected to be examined by a team doctor to determine whether tightness in his right forearm/wrist has improved. Garcia would have to throw on flat ground before returning to the mound. ... Matheny, who has a ruptured disk, was awaiting results of X-rays on his back Thursday.

 
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Players of the Game
St. Louis

S. Robinson
AB 3
R 3
H 2
HR 1
RBI 4
Washington

Z. Walters
AB 3
R 1
H 1
HR 1
RBI 2
 

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St. Louis Cardinals
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Adron Chambers, LF3210101 .286
    Anthony Garcia, LF2000010 .000
Matt Carpenter, 2B4141000 .417
    Patrick Wisdom, PR-3B2110000 .250
Allen Craig, 1B3111002 .444
    Xavier Scruggs, 1B3000034 .000
David Freese, DH2210101 .313
   a- Cody Stanley, PH-DH-C1211100 .333
Shane Robinson, CF3324111 .520
    James Ramsey, CF1000001 .500
Justin Christian, RF4100103 .208
Rob Johnson, C3223000 .176
    J.R. Towles, C2011000 .333
Ronny Cedeno, SS3123002 .238
    Ryan Jackson, SS2000001 .125
Greg Garcia, 3B-2B5012012 .200
Totals4316171656  
a-walked for Freese in the 5th
Batting
2B - Adron Chambers (2, Zimmermann), Matt Carpenter 2 (4, Zimmermann, Soriano), Rob Johnson 2 (2, Zimmermann, Karns)
3B - Cody Stanley (1, McCoy)
HR - Shane Robinson (3, Karns)
RBI - Matt Carpenter (1), Allen Craig (6), Cody Stanley (1), Shane Robinson 4 (11), Rob Johnson 3 (4), J.R. Towles (2), Ronny Cedeno 3 (5), Greg Garcia 2 (2)
2-OUT RBI - Cody Stanley (1), Shane Robinson 4 (9), Ronny Cedeno (2), Greg Garcia 2 (2)
Team LOB - 5
St. Louis Cardinals
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Shelby Miller (W,1-0) 3322110 5.40
Kevin Siegrist (H,3) 1000100 2.25
Tyler Lyons (H,2) 2211010 2.25
Eduardo Sanchez (H,4) 1100010 1.69
Michael Blazek (H,2) 1000110 1.80
Keith Butler (H,1) 0.2566011 14.73
Victor Marte 0.1111001 7.36
HBP - Rendon (by Keith Butler)
WP - Shelby Miller (1)
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Shelby Miller 4-4, Kevin Siegrist 1-2, Tyler Lyons 1-4, Michael Blazek 1-1, Victor Marte 1-0
Batters Faced - Shelby Miller 13, Kevin Siegrist 4, Tyler Lyons 8, Eduardo Sanchez 4, Michael Blazek 4, Keith Butler 8, Victor Marte 2
Washington Nationals
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Danny Espinosa, 2B2010002 .333
    Stephen Lombardozzi, 2B3111001 .200
Jayson Werth, RF3000003 .231
    Carlos Rivero, RF2000013 .217
Bryce Harper, CF2012011 .435
    Corey Brown, CF3110000 .258
Ryan Zimmerman, DH3011002 .333
   a- Matt Skole, PH-DH1112100 .222
Adam LaRoche, 1B2000000 .091
    Chris Marrero, 1B3111022 .276
Ian Desmond, SS1000100 .333
    Zach Walters, SS3112002 .304
Tyler Moore, LF2000001 .212
    Micah Owings, LF3111001 .300
Wilson Ramos, C1110000 .429
    Jhonatan Solano, C3120001 .308
Chad Tracy, 3B0100100 .235
    Anthony Rendon, 3B2100011 .333
Totals3910121035  
a-walked for Zimmerman in the 8th
Batting
2B - Danny Espinosa (2, Miller), Ryan Zimmerman (1, Lyons), Chris Marrero (3, Butler)
3B - Bryce Harper (1, Miller), Corey Brown (1, Lyons)
HR - Zach Walters (1, Marte), Micah Owings (1, Butler)
RBI - Stephen Lombardozzi (4), Bryce Harper 2 (3), Ryan Zimmerman (2), Matt Skole 2 (3), Chris Marrero (4), Zach Walters 2 (3), Micah Owings (2)
2-OUT RBI - Bryce Harper 2 (3), Matt Skole 2 (2), Chris Marrero (2), Zach Walters 2 (2)
Team LOB - 6
Fielding
DP - Desmond-Espinosa-LaRoche, Rendon-Marrero
E - Anthony Rendon (1, Misplayed grounder)
Washington Nationals
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Jordan Zimmermann (L,0-1) 3988210 11.00
Rafael Soriano 1100010 0.00
Nathan Karns 0.2471211 2.45
Cole Kimball 0.1000000 4.15
Henry Rodriguez 1000000 0.00
Tyler Clippard 1000020 0.00
Patrick McCoy 2311110 9.00
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jordan Zimmermann 3-4, Rafael Soriano 2-0, Nathan Karns 1-1, Henry Rodriguez 1-2, Tyler Clippard 1-0, Patrick McCoy 1-3
Batters Faced - Jordan Zimmermann 19, Rafael Soriano 4, Nathan Karns 9, Cole Kimball 1, Henry Rodriguez 3, Tyler Clippard 3, Patrick McCoy 9
Game Information
Attendance - 6820
Game Time - 3:13
Temperature - 66
Umpires - Home - Sean Barber, First Base - Andy Fletcher, Second Base - Laz Diaz, Third Base - Gary Cederstrom