St. Louis, MO (Sports Network) - Kurt Suzuki's two-run double in the 10th
inning lifted the Washington Nationals to a 6-4 win over the St. Louis
Cardinals in the second of three games from Busch Stadium.
Washington still holds a four-game lead over Atlanta for the top spot in the
National League East, as the Braves won on Saturday. Either a win or Atlanta
loss over the final four games will clinch the first division crown for the
Nationals since the team moved to the nation's capital.
Michael Morse hit a grand slam in the first inning for the Nationals, who have
won three of their last four.
Jordan Zimmerman gave up three runs on seven hits with two walks and five
strikeouts over 6 1/3 innings for Washington. Drew Storen (3-1) got the win
despite allowing St. Louis to tie the game in the ninth inning.
Peter Kozma went 3-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored while Jon Jay drove
in two for the Cardinals, who had won five of six coming into the game. Kyle
Lohse gave up the grand slam and eight hits overall with nine strikeouts in
St. Louis' lead over the Los Angeles Dodgers for the final wild card spot in
the National League has slipped to 2 1/2 games. Los Angeles is in action
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