Cardinals score 6 in 5th inning to beat Nationals 6-3

WASHINGTON (AP) Held to one hit through four innings, the St. Louis Cardinals suddenly broke loose.

Harrison Bader homered to spark a six-run fifth as the surging Cardinals rallied past Patrick Corbin and the Washington Nationals 6-3 on Monday night in the opener of a four-game series.

''Harry got a pitch and drove it, and kind of opened it up from there,'' St. Louis manager Mike Shildt said.

Marcell Ozuna put the Cardinals ahead 4-3 with a two-run single. Jose Martinez had an RBI double and Yadier Molina added a run-scoring single off Corbin, who took a 3-0 lead into the fifth.

''They continued to make good at-bats,'' Shildt said. ''We are really sincere about getting better as the game goes. This group's pretty dedicated to that.''

Michael Wacha (2-0) went five innings after being activated from the 10-day injured list earlier in the day. The right-hander allowed three runs and four hits while striking out five.

Jordan Hicks pitched a 1-2-3 ninth to earn his ninth save.

St. Louis has won three straight and eight of nine.

After yielding only one hit through the first four innings, Corbin (2-1) let the Cardinals bat around in the fifth. He gave up six runs - five with two outs - in his first loss since joining the Nationals as a $140 million free agent from Arizona.

''I put myself in trouble with those couple of walks there in that inning and it kind of just led to a big inning for them,'' Corbin said.

Coming into the game, the left-hander had walked just six in 32 2/3 innings this season. But he issued four free passes against the Cardinals, two in the fifth inning.

Following Bader's solo homer, Corbin got Wacha to ground out but then allowed the next six batters to reach. Matt Carpenter walked and later scored on a wild pitch to Ozuna.

''Guys bounced back and scored a big six spot for us there, and the bullpen came in and shut the door like they've been doing,'' Wacha said. ''This was a good team win.''

Molina's single extended his hitting streak to 16 games, tying a career high.

Washington took a 3-0 lead in the second on a bases-loaded walk to Corbin and a two-run single by Adam Eaton.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Cardinals: RHP Luke Gregerson (right shoulder impingement) was set to arrive in Washington. The 34-year-old reliever began the season on a rehab assignment with Double-A Springfield, where he allowed two runs in 11 innings.

Nationals: 3B Anthony Rendon (bruised left elbow) was out of the lineup for the second consecutive game and the seventh time in eight after being hit by a pitch April 20 in Miami. Rendon tried to go in pregame warmups but was unavailable. ''We're going to sit back here and re-evaluate,'' manager Dave Martinez said. ''See what's going on (Tuesday).'' ... RHP Trevor Rosenthal (viral infection), placed on the 10-day injured list Friday, left for extended spring training in Florida without a timetable for his return.

BAD STARTS

Washington is 1-9 in series openers. ''We're not playing well right now and I think that's apparent,'' Eaton said. ''When you don't play well, you don't win too many games. ... It's just been a struggle right now.''

ROSTER MOVE

Washington recalled infielder Adrian Sanchez from Double-A Harrisburg. Sanchez was with the Nationals in early April but did not appear in a game. In the corresponding move, the team optioned RHP Erick Fedde - who pitched four scoreless innings on Sunday - to Double-A.

UP NEXT

Cardinals: RHP Adam Wainwright (2-2, 3.96 ERA) is 8-4 with a 3.38 ERA in 15 career games against Washington.

Nationals: RHP Anibal Sanchez (0-3, 6.00) is still looking for his first win with Washington in his sixth start of the season.

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  • W: M. Wacha (2-0)L: P. Corbin (2-1)S: J. Hicks (9)
  • HR: STL - H. Bader (3)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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M. Carpenter 3B41000130.210.333.370.7030.5
P. Goldschmidt 1B51100000.270.362.541.9032.0
P. DeJong SS31100210.342.400.6051.0054.5
M. Ozuna LF51220002.271.364.635.9995.0
J. Martinez RF41210001.351.372.459.8315.0
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J. Hicks P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
Y. Molina C30110102.269.291.404.6953.0
J. Gyorko 2B30000012.100.182.100.282-0.5
K. Wong 2B10000000.261.394.466.8600.0
H. Bader CF31211011.222.397.444.8416.5
M. Wacha P20000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
a- D. Fowler PH10000000.313.415.425.8400.0
G. Gallegos P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- T. O'Neill PH-RF10000011.281.303.438.741-0.5
  • a-lined out for Wacha in the 6th
  • b-struck out for Gallegos in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
A. Eaton RF50120012.291.355.373.7282.5
V. Robles CF40000022.255.296.461.757-1.0
J. Soto LF30000110.248.372.475.8470.5
H. Kendrick 3B40000001.306.393.6121.0060.0
M. Adams 1B31100120.271.280.563.8432.0
C. Kieboom SS30000101.200.294.600.8941.0
B. Dozier 2B31100113.193.309.349.6592.5
Y. Gomes C31100110.258.333.387.7202.5
P. Corbin P10010112.300.364.300.6641.5
J. Miller P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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  • a-fouled out for Miller in the 7th
  • b-lined out for Grace in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - P. DeJong (13), J. Martinez (5)
  • HR - H. Bader (3)
  • RBI - M. Ozuna 2 (28), J. Martinez (13), Y. Molina (20), H. Bader (7)
  • 2-Out RBI - M. Ozuna 2 (15), J. Martinez (5), Y. Molina (6)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Ozuna 2 (2), J. Martinez, J. Gyorko, H. Bader, T. O'Neill
BATTING
  • RBI - A. Eaton 2 (8), P. Corbin (2)
  • 2-Out RBI - A. Eaton 2 (4), P. Corbin (2)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Eaton 2 (2), V. Robles 2 (2), B. Dozier 3 (3)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - H. Bader (2)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Dozier-Kieboom-Adams)
  • E - C. Kieboom
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Wacha (W, 2-0)5.04333504.781.5614.5
G. Gallegos (H, 1)2.00000203.860.967.0
J. Brebbia (H, 7)1.00003100.550.860.5
J. Hicks (S, 9)1.00000102.130.8710.5
PITCHERSIP
M. Wacha (W, 2-0)5.0
G. Gallegos (H, 1)2.0
J. Brebbia (H, 7)1.0
J. Hicks (S, 9)1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
P. Corbin (L, 2-1)5.06664513.581.06-3.5
J. Miller2.01000104.821.395.5
W. Suero1.01000107.501.252.5
M. Grace1.01000104.971.422.5
PITCHERSIP
P. Corbin (L, 2-1)5.0
J. Miller2.0
W. Suero1.0
M. Grace1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Wacha 101-67, G. Gallegos 29-19, J. Brebbia 34-17, J. Hicks 13-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Wacha 6-4, G. Gallegos 1-3, J. Hicks 1-1
  • Batters Faced - M. Wacha 22, G. Gallegos 6, J. Brebbia 6, J. Hicks 3
PITCHING
  • WP - P. Corbin
  • HBP - J. Miller (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - P. Corbin 92-52, J. Miller 25-14, W. Suero 11-8, M. Grace 12-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - P. Corbin 5-5, W. Suero 1-1, M. Grace 1-1
  • Batters Faced - P. Corbin 25, J. Miller 7, W. Suero 4, M. Grace 4
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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M. Carpenter 3B41000130.210.333.370.7030.5
P. Goldschmidt 1B51100000.270.362.541.9032.0
P. DeJong SS31100210.342.400.6051.0054.5
M. Ozuna LF51220002.271.364.635.9995.0
J. Martinez RF41210001.351.372.459.8315.0
J. Brebbia P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Hicks P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
Y. Molina C30110102.269.291.404.6953.0
J. Gyorko 2B30000012.100.182.100.282-0.5
K. Wong 2B10000000.261.394.466.8600.0
H. Bader CF31211011.222.397.444.8416.5
M. Wacha P20000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
a- D. Fowler PH10000000.313.415.425.8400.0
G. Gallegos P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- T. O'Neill PH-RF10000011.281.303.438.741-0.5
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  • a-lined out for Wacha in the 6th
  • b-struck out for Gallegos in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
A. Eaton RF50120012.291.355.373.7282.5
V. Robles CF40000022.255.296.461.757-1.0
J. Soto LF30000110.248.372.475.8470.5
H. Kendrick 3B40000001.306.393.6121.0060.0
M. Adams 1B31100120.271.280.563.8432.0
C. Kieboom SS30000101.200.294.600.8941.0
B. Dozier 2B31100113.193.309.349.6592.5
Y. Gomes C31100110.258.333.387.7202.5
P. Corbin P10010112.300.364.300.6641.5
J. Miller P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- W. Difo PH10000000.254.321.366.6870.0
W. Suero P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
M. Grace P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- K. Suzuki PH10000000.244.286.400.6860.0
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  • a-fouled out for Miller in the 7th
  • b-lined out for Grace in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - P. DeJong (13), J. Martinez (5)
  • HR - H. Bader (3)
  • RBI - M. Ozuna 2 (28), J. Martinez (13), Y. Molina (20), H. Bader (7)
  • 2-Out RBI - M. Ozuna 2 (15), J. Martinez (5), Y. Molina (6)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Ozuna 2 (2), J. Martinez, J. Gyorko, H. Bader, T. O'Neill
BATTING
  • RBI - A. Eaton 2 (8), P. Corbin (2)
  • 2-Out RBI - A. Eaton 2 (4), P. Corbin (2)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Eaton 2 (2), V. Robles 2 (2), B. Dozier 3 (3)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - H. Bader (2)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Dozier-Kieboom-Adams)
  • E - C. Kieboom
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Wacha (W, 2-0)5.04333504.781.5614.5
G. Gallegos (H, 1)2.00000203.860.967.0
J. Brebbia (H, 7)1.00003100.550.860.5
J. Hicks (S, 9)1.00000102.130.8710.5
Total9.0433690---
PITCHERSIP
M. Wacha (W, 2-0)5.0
G. Gallegos (H, 1)2.0
J. Brebbia (H, 7)1.0
J. Hicks (S, 9)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
P. Corbin (L, 2-1)5.06664513.581.06-3.5
J. Miller2.01000104.821.395.5
W. Suero1.01000107.501.252.5
M. Grace1.01000104.971.422.5
Total9.0966481---
PITCHERSIP
P. Corbin (L, 2-1)5.0
J. Miller2.0
W. Suero1.0
M. Grace1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Wacha 101-67, G. Gallegos 29-19, J. Brebbia 34-17, J. Hicks 13-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Wacha 6-4, G. Gallegos 1-3, J. Hicks 1-1
  • Batters Faced - M. Wacha 22, G. Gallegos 6, J. Brebbia 6, J. Hicks 3
PITCHING
  • WP - P. Corbin
  • HBP - J. Miller (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - P. Corbin 92-52, J. Miller 25-14, W. Suero 11-8, M. Grace 12-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - P. Corbin 5-5, W. Suero 1-1, M. Grace 1-1
  • Batters Faced - P. Corbin 25, J. Miller 7, W. Suero 4, M. Grace 4
  • 5TH INNING
    Molina singled to center, Martinez scored63
    Martinez doubled to deep left, Ozuna scored53
    Ozuna singled to center, Goldschmidt and DeJong scored43
    Carpenter scored, Goldschmidt to third, DeJong to second on wild pitch23
    Bader homered to center13
  • 2ND INNING
    Eaton singled to left, Dozier and Gomes scored, Corbin to third, Eaton to second03
    Corbin walked, Adams scored, Dozier to third, Gomes to second01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Matt Grace relieved Wander Suero
    • M. Carpenter: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Carpenter struck out looking
    • P. Goldschmidt: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Goldschmidt grounded out to third
    • P. DeJong: DeJong doubled to deep right center
    • M. Ozuna: Ozuna lined out to third
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Jordan Hicks relieved John Brebbia
    • Y. Gomes: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Gomes struck out swinging
    • Kurt Suzuki hit for Matt Grace
    • K. Suzuki: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Suzuki lined out to left
    • A. Eaton: Strike looking, Eaton grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Wander Suero pitching
    • Y. Molina: Molina grounded out to shortstop
    • K. Wong: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Wong flied out to center
    • H. Bader: Strike looking, Bader reached on bunt single to shortstop
    • Tyler O'Neill hit for Giovanny Gallegos
    • T. O'Neill: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, O'Neill struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • John Brebbia pitching
    • V. Robles: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Robles struck out swinging
    • J. Soto: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Soto walked
    • H. Kendrick: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Kendrick flied out to deep right
    • M. Adams: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Adams walked, Soto to second
    • C. Kieboom: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Kieboom walked, Soto to third, Adams to second
    • B. Dozier: Strike looking, Dozier popped out to first
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • J. Miller Pitching:
    • P. Goldschmidt: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Goldschmidt flied out to right
    • P. DeJong: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, DeJong struck out swinging
    • M. Ozuna: Strike swinging, Ozuna singled to left
    • J. Martinez: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Martinez fouled out to first
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Kolten Wong at second base
    • Y. Gomes: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Gomes lined out to center
    • Wilmer Difo hit for Justin Miller
    • W. Difo: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Difo fouled out to catcher
    • A. Eaton: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Eaton fouled out to left
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • Justin Miller relieved Patrick Corbin
    • H. Bader: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Bader hit by pitch
    • Dexter Fowler hit for Michael Wacha
    • D. Fowler: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Bader caught stealing second, catcher to shortstop, Foul, Fowler lined out to third
    • M. Carpenter: Carpenter flied out to left
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Giovanny Gallegos pitching
    • M. Adams: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Adams struck out swinging
    • C. Kieboom: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Kieboom grounded out to second
    • B. Dozier: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Dozier struck out looking
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • P. Corbin Pitching:
    • J. Gyorko: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Gyorko struck out swinging
    • H. Bader: Strike looking, Bader homered to center
    • M. Wacha: Strike looking, Wacha grounded out to third
    • M. Carpenter: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Carpenter walked
    • P. Goldschmidt: Strike swinging, Goldschmidt singled to center, Carpenter to second
    • P. DeJong: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, DeJong walked, Carpenter to third, Goldschmidt to second
    • M. Ozuna: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Carpenter scored, Goldschmidt to third, DeJong to second on wild pitch, Strike looking, Ozuna singled to center, Goldschmidt and DeJong scored
    • J. Martinez: Pickoff attempt, Martinez doubled to deep left, Ozuna scored
    • Y. Molina: Molina singled to center, Martinez scored
    • J. Gyorko: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Gyorko popped out to second
    • Middle of the 5th (6 Runs, 5 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Wacha Pitching:
    • V. Robles: Ball, Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Robles grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Soto: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Soto struck out swinging
    • H. Kendrick: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Kendrick grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • P. Corbin Pitching:
    • P. DeJong: DeJong grounded out to shortstop
    • M. Ozuna: Ball, Strike looking, Ozuna safe at first on shortstop Kieboom fielding error, Ozuna to second
    • J. Martinez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Martinez singled to center, Ozuna to third
    • Y. Molina: Molina grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Martinez out at second
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
    • M. Wacha Pitching:
    • C. Kieboom: Strike looking, Foul, Kieboom grounded out to second
    • B. Dozier: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Dozier walked
    • Y. Gomes: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Gomes singled to right center, Dozier to third
    • P. Corbin: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Corbin struck out swinging
    • A. Eaton: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt to first, Eaton flied out to deep right
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • P. Corbin Pitching:
    • M. Wacha: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Wacha struck out looking
    • M. Carpenter: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Carpenter struck out swinging
    • P. Goldschmidt: Strike looking, Ball, Goldschmidt flied out to deep right
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Wacha Pitching:
    • J. Soto: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Soto grounded out to second
    • H. Kendrick: Ball, Kendrick flied out to deep center
    • M. Adams: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Adams struck out swinging
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • P. Corbin Pitching:
    • J. Martinez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Martinez lined out to right
    • Y. Molina: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Molina walked
    • J. Gyorko: Ball, Gyorko flied out to deep right
    • H. Bader: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Bader struck out looking
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Wacha Pitching:
    • H. Kendrick: Strike looking, Kendrick grounded out to second
    • M. Adams: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Adams singled to deep right
    • C. Kieboom: Strike looking, Kieboom flied out to deep right
    • B. Dozier: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Dozier singled to left center, Adams to second
    • Y. Gomes: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Gomes walked, Adams to third, Dozier to second
    • P. Corbin: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Corbin walked, Adams scored, Dozier to third, Gomes to second
    • A. Eaton: Strike looking, Ball, Eaton singled to left, Dozier and Gomes scored, Corbin to third, Eaton to second
    • V. Robles: Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Robles struck out swinging
    • End of the 2nd (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • P. Corbin Pitching:
    • M. Carpenter: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Carpenter struck out looking
    • P. Goldschmidt: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Goldschmidt popped out to second
    • P. DeJong: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, DeJong walked
    • M. Ozuna: Strike swinging, Ball, Ozuna grounded out to pitcher
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Wacha Pitching:
    • A. Eaton: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Eaton struck out looking
    • V. Robles: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Robles fouled out to first
    • J. Soto: Soto grounded out to first
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)