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Nationals fight to finish
Cardinals 8, Nationals 6
Levale Speigner allowed eight runs on eight hits over 3 1/3 innings. (Tom Gannam/AP)
The Nationals' four-game winning streak is now history, but it didn't die easily. Washington scored five runs in the final four innings to cut a seven-run deficit to just two tallies before Jesus Flores, representing the potential tying run, popped up in foul territory to end it.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: May 26, 2007
TB
CWS
PPD
WSH
Washington (20-30)
Lost 1
St. Louis 8, Washington 6   STL
St. Louis (20-26)
Won 1
May 26, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Washington
1 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 2   6 14 0
St. Louis
2 0 1 5 0 0 0 0 X   8 11 2
Standings thru 5/26/07  |  Gameday  |  Nationals Stats  |  Cardinals Stats
WashingtonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Lopez, 2B4001003.246
Guzman, SS5120003.269
Zimmerman, 3B5020011.249
Church, LF5121011.270
Kearns, RF5131003.263
Young, 1B3121211.302
  1-Fick, PR0000000.189
Schneider, C3110003.236
  b-Flores, PH-C2100002.263
Logan, CF4010003.277
Speigner, P1000010.000
  Traber, P0000000.000
  a-Langerhans, PH1011000.148
  Abreu, P0000000.000
  c-Batista, PH0001000.231
  King, P0000000.000
Totals3861462420 

a-Singled for Traber in the 6th. b-Grounded into a forceout for Schneider in the 8th. c-Hit a sacrifice fly for Abreu in the 8th.
1-Ran for Young in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Church (17, Jimenez), Kearns (12, Jimenez).
TB: Guzman 2; Zimmerman 2; Church 3; Kearns 4; Young 2; Schneider; Logan; Langerhans.
RBI: Church (25), Langerhans (4), Lopez (17), Batista (4), Kearns (20), Young (23).
2-out RBI: Kearns; Young.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Schneider 2; Guzman 2; Lopez.
S: Speigner.
SF: Lopez; Batista.
GIDP: Zimmerman; Kearns.
Team LOB: 10.

FIELDING
PB: Schneider (2).
DP: 2 (Guzman-Lopez-Young 2).

 
St. LouisABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Eckstein, SS5131001.277
Duncan, LF4100113.279
Pujols, 1B4320102.291
Spiezio, RF4211003.277
  Taguchi, RF0000000.243
Rolen, 3B3012111.231
Edmonds, CF4023012.231
Molina, C3000113.287
Kennedy, 2B3121100.242
Thompson, P1000003.000
  Wellemeyer, P0000000.000
  a-Ludwick, PH1000010.220
  Johnson, P0000000.000
  Franklin, P0000000.000
  Jimenez, P0000000.000
  Isringhausen, P0000000.000
Totals3281185518 

a-Struck out for Wellemeyer in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Rolen (7, Traber).
TB: Eckstein 3; Pujols 2; Spiezio; Rolen 2; Edmonds 2; Kennedy 2.
RBI: Edmonds 3 (16), Eckstein (9), Spiezio (14), Rolen 2 (19), Kennedy (10).
2-out RBI: Edmonds 3; Kennedy.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Molina; Duncan; Thompson 2.
S: Thompson 2.
GIDP: Pujols 2.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
E: Molina (3, throw), Eckstein (9, throw).
DP: 2 (Rolen-Kennedy-Pujols 2).

 
WashingtonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Speigner (L, 1-1)3.18883108.39
Traber 1.22002001.23
Abreu 2.00000402.31
King 1.01000005.84
 
St. LouisIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Thompson (W, 3-1)5.110331204.72
Wellemeyer 1.21000108.06
Johnson 0.10101001.08
Franklin 0.20000000.92
Jimenez 0.22220108.10
Isringhausen (S, 13)0.11000001.42

WP: Thompson.
Pitches-strikes: Speigner 75-44, Traber 29-14, Abreu 25-20, King 9-5, Thompson 96-59, Wellemeyer 14-11, Johnson 9-4, Franklin 4-3, Jimenez 18-11, Isringhausen 12-7.
Ground outs-fly outs: Speigner 6-3, Traber 4-1, Abreu 1-1, King 2-1, Thompson 12-3, Wellemeyer 3-1, Johnson 1-0, Franklin 1-1, Jimenez 1-0, Isringhausen 0-1.
Batters faced: Speigner 22, Traber 8, Abreu 6, King 3, Thompson 27, Wellemeyer 5, Johnson 3, Franklin 2, Jimenez 4, Isringhausen 2.
Inherited runners-scored: Traber 3-3, Wellemeyer 3-1, Franklin 2-1, Isringhausen 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Charlie Reliford. 1B: Tom Hallion. 2B: Greg Gibson. 3B: Tony Randazzo.
Weather: 81 degrees, clear.
Wind: 8 mph, Out to LF.
T: 3:01 (1:41 delay).
Att: 44,270.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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