Final
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Cardinals aim for second straight series win

May 27, 2007 - 1:57 PM Washington (20-30) at St. Louis (20-26) 2:15 pm EDT

ST. LOUIS (Ticker) -- If slowing down is all Adam Wainwright was all the righthander needed to do to improve, his starts from now on may move at a snail's pace.

Wainwright and the St. Louis Cardinals will meet the Washington Nationals in the rubber match of a three-game series on Sunday.

After Wainwright (4-3, 6.02 ERA) allowed six hits in the first two innings of his last start on Tuesday's 9-4 win against Pittsburgh, teammate Jim Edmonds mentioned to the righthander that his delivery looked rushed. Wainwright allowed no runs and three hits over the next 3 1/3 innings.

Edmonds has also been helpful in helping the righthander's bottom line as well, as the St. Louis offense has given Wainwright 17 runs of support at home in three May starts. The 25-year-old will be making his first start against the Nationals.

Chico (3-4, 5.54) will try once more to get his first career road win. The rookie lefthander is 0-4 with a 6.31 ERA in five road appearances; a direct contrast to his 3-0 record with a 4.74 ERA in five home starts.

Chico, who will be making his first career appearance against the Cardinals, surrendered four runs and three hits over 5 2/3 innings but did not factor into the decision of a 8-4 victory at Cincinnati.








  • NL
    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    WASHINGTON 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 5 0 7 10 1
    ST LOUIS 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 8 0 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: WAS - MATT CHICO, SAUL RIVERA (5TH), RAY KING (7TH), JESUS COLOME
    (8TH), CHAD CORDERO (9TH) AND JESUS FLORES
    STL - ADAM WAINWRIGHT, RUSS SPRINGER (8TH), RANDY
    FLOR

    May 27 6:07 PM


  • NL
    AT ST LOUIS - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY SCOTT SPIEZIO (1) TO RIGHT WITH 0 OUT IN
    THE 8TH OFF JESUS COLOME.
    CURRENT SCORE: WASHINGTON 7, ST LOUIS 2
    DUE UP FOR ST LOUIS: A PUJOLS (.298, 2-FOR-3)

    Nationals vs. CardinalsMay 27 5:47 PM


  • NL
    AT ST LOUIS - SCORING UPDATE
    GRAND SLAM BY RYAN LANGERHANS (1) TO CENTER WITH 2 OUT IN
    THE 8TH OFF RANDY FLORES SCORED RYAN ZIMMERMAN, RYAN CHURCH AND JESUS
    FLORES.
    CURRENT SCORE: WASHINGTON 7, ST LOUIS 1
    DUE UP FOR WASHINGTON: R KING (.000, 0 HR, 0 RBI)

    Nationals vs. CardinalsMay 27 5:40 PM


  • NL
    AT ST LOUIS - SCORING UPDATE
    WILD PITCH BY RANDY FLORES SCORED RONNIE BELLIARD.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, R CHURCH ON SECOND, R ZIMMERMAN ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: WASHINGTON 3
    ST LOUIS 1 TOP, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR WASHINGTON: R FICK (.196, 1-FOR-3)

    Nationals vs. CardinalsMay 27 5:30 PM


  • NL
    AT ST LOUIS - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY JUAN ENCARNACION SCORED SCOTT SPIEZIO.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, A PUJOLS ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: WASHINGTON 2
    ST LOUIS 1 BOTTOM, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR ST LOUIS: S ROLEN (.234, 1-FOR-2)

    Nationals vs. CardinalsMay 27 4:59 PM


  • NL
    AT ST LOUIS - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY RONNIE BELLIARD (2) TO LEFT WITH 2 OUT
    IN THE 5TH OFF ADAM WAINWRIGHT SCORED FELIPE LOPEZ.
    CURRENT SCORE: WASHINGTON 2, ST LOUIS 0
    DUE UP FOR WASHINGTON: R ZIMMERMAN (.246, 0-FOR-2)

    Nationals vs. CardinalsMay 27 3:35 PM