Wainwright struggles Cards’ 6-2 loss to Nats
March 2nd, 2013 by Ric Hanson
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Adam Wainwright struggled with location in his second spring-training start, giving up five runs and eight hits over three innings Saturday in the St. Louis Cardinals’ 6-2 loss to the Washington Nationals. Gio Gonzalez won his second exhibition start for the Nationals, allowing two runs and five hits in three innings.
Kurt Suzuki doubled off the Cardinals’ ace leading off the second and scored on Chris Marrero’s single. One out later. Anthony Rendon homered on a drive more than halfway up the batter’s eye beyond the center-field wall. Eury Perez singled and scored on a throwing error by shortstop Ronny Cedeno following Danny Espinoza’s single. Chris Marrero added an RBI single in the third that put the Nationals ahead 5-1.