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Cardinals 6, Nationals 2
Jordan Zimmermann hurled 5 2/3 innings, giving up five runs. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)
Players whose last name starts with the letter "Z" figured prominently in the Nats' loss vs. the Cards. Ryan Zimmerman extended his hitting streak to 20 games in the third, and Jordan Zimmermann lost his first big league game.
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Series at a glance:
STL
St. Louis (17-7)
Won 3
St. Louis 6, Washington 2   WSH
Washington (5-17)
Lost 2
May 1, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
St. Louis
1 0 0 2 0 2 1 0 0   6 10 0
Washington
0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0   2 8 0
Standings thru 5/1/09  |  Recap: STL | WSH  |  Gameday  |  Cardinals stats  |  Nationals stats
St. Louis AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Schumaker, 2B-LF 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 .280
Thurston, 3B-2B 4 1 1 1 0 1 1 .276
Pujols, 1B 4 3 3 1 0 1 0 .356
Duncan, LF 4 1 3 2 0 1 1 .329
  Motte, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Boyer, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Ludwick, RF 4 1 1 2 0 0 2 .295
Ankiel, CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .250
Molina, Y, C 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 .329
Greene, SS 4 0 0 0 0 3 1 .111
Wellemeyer, P 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 .250
  Barden, 3B 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .375
Totals 37 6 10 6 0 10 8  

BATTING
2B: Pujols (5, Zimmermann), Duncan (8, Rivera, S).
HR: Pujols (9, 1st inning off Zimmermann, 0 on, 2 out), Duncan (3, 4th inning off Zimmermann, 1 on, 0 out), Ludwick (6, 6th inning off Zimmermann, 1 on, 1 out), Thurston (1, 7th inning off Kensing, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Wellemeyer; Molina, Y; Pujols 7; Ludwick 4; Duncan 7; Thurston 4.
RBI: Pujols (29), Duncan 2 (16), Ludwick 2 (21), Thurston (12).
2-out RBI: Pujols; Thurston.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Molina, Y.
Team RISP: 1-for-4.
Team LOB: 4.

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Greene-Schumaker-Pujols, Schumaker-Greene-Pujols).

 
Washington AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Guzman, C, SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .383
Johnson, N, 1B 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 .350
Zimmerman, 3B 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 .298
Dunn, A, LF 3 0 0 0 1 2 4 .297
Dukes, RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 3 .278
Flores, Je, C 4 1 2 0 0 1 1 .294
Harris, CF 4 1 1 2 0 0 3 .267
Hernandez, A, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .283
Zimmermann, P 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000
  Kensing, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Cintron, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000
  Rivera, S, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Hanrahan, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 33 2 8 2 2 5 14  

a-Struck out for Kensing in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Dukes (5, Wellemeyer), Johnson, N (3, Motte).
3B: Flores, Je (2, Wellemeyer).
HR: Harris (1, 7th inning off Wellemeyer, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Harris 4; Zimmerman 2; Flores, Je 4; Dukes 2; Johnson, N 3.
RBI: Harris 2 (2).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hernandez, A; Dunn, A; Dukes.
GIDP: Zimmerman, Harris.
Team RISP: 2-for-8.
Team LOB: 6.

 
St. Louis IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Wellemeyer (W, 2-2) 7.0 6 2 2 2 3 1 5.28
Motte 1.0 2 0 0 0 1 0 4.09
Boyer 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 14.40
 
Washington IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Zimmermann (L, 2-1) 5.2 8 5 5 0 6 3 4.24
Kensing 1.1 1 1 1 0 1 1 8.68
Rivera, S 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 9.28
Hanrahan 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 7.20

Pitches-strikes: Wellemeyer 109-67, Motte 18-12, Boyer 14-9, Zimmermann 101-71, Kensing 23-14, Rivera, S 10-7, Hanrahan 10-10.
Groundouts-flyouts: Wellemeyer 5-7, Motte 1-1, Boyer 2-0, Zimmermann 8-2, Kensing 2-0, Rivera, S 2-0, Hanrahan 1-0.
Batters faced: Wellemeyer 27, Motte 5, Boyer 3, Zimmermann 25, Kensing 5, Rivera, S 4, Hanrahan 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Kensing 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Tim Welke. 1B: Angel Hernandez. 2B: Bill Welke. 3B: Kevin Causey.
Weather: 76 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 8 mph, Out to RF.
T: 2:31.
Att: 20,712.
Venue: Nationals Park.
May 1, 2009
May 1, 2009

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