DeJong hits walk-off blast as Cards clip Nats
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[August 14, 2018]
Paul DeJong hit a walk-off homer
leading off the bottom of the ninth inning as the St. Louis
Cardinals defeated the Washington Nationals 7-6 on Monday night at
The Nationals' bullpen struggled once again, giving up five runs,
all of which came on homers in the final two innings. Koda Glover
(0-1) allowed the DeJong solo blast, which came on a 3-1 pitch. It
was the second straight night Washington's bullpen gave up a
St. Louis finished with 17 hits but went just 4-for-14 with runners
in scoring position and stranded 10.
Dakota Hudson (3-0) earned the win after getting out of a jam in the
top of the ninth. The Nationals tied the game with two runs in the
frame before Hudson entered.
Washington starter Tommy Milone lasted just 4 1/3 innings, getting a
no-decision after allowing two runs on 10 hits. For St. Louis, Miles
Mikolas allowed four runs on just four hits in seven innings.
Marcell Ozuna gave the Cardinals a 1-0 lead in the first with an RBI
The lead did not last long. Ryan Zimmerman, named the National
League's Player of the Week earlier in the day, kept up his hot
hitting with a second-inning RBI double that tied the game.
Bryce Harper then gave Washington a 2-1 lead by leading off the
fourth with his 29th homer this season. The Cardinals tied it in
bottom of the inning when Mikolas helped his own cause with a
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Cardinals shortstop Paul DeJong (12) hits a walk off solo home run
off of Washington Nationals relief pitcher Koda Glover (not
pictured) during the ninth inning at Busch Stadium. Mandatory
Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports
Juan Soto gave the Nationals a 4-2 lead with a two-run homer in the
seventh off Mikolas.
Jedd Gyorko led off the bottom of the eighth with a homer off Justin
Miller that made it 4-3, his ninth long ball of the year. Later in
the inning, Matt Carpenter hit his 33rd homer of the season to give
the Cardinals a 6-4 lead.
Washington tied it in the top of the ninth. Daniel Murphy's
run-scoring single made it 6-5, and Matt Wieters evened the game
with a single to right, knocking Cardinals closer Bud Norris out of
Entering with runners at second and third and one out, Hudson got a
groundout and a strikeout to escape the inning.
--Field Level Media
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