Spring Training Baseball, Monday: Cardinals beat Braves, Fall to Nationals


March 13th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) – Carlos Beltran went 2-for-4 in his return following a bout with the flu, and Kolten Wong singled in the winning run with two outs in the ninth inning as a St. Louis Cardinals split squad beat the Atlanta Braves 5-4 on Monday. Cardinals starter Jaime Garcia allowed one run, three hits and two walks. Only 21 of his 40 pitches were strikes.

In the early afternoon game,┬áRyan Zimmerman homered for the second time this spring and added a double in the Washington Nationals’ 8-4 victory against a St. Louis Cardinals split squad, Monday. David Freese hit a three-run home run for St. Louis. Top Cardinals prospect Shelby Miller gave up three runs and four hits in 2 1-3 innings.