WASHINGTON (AP) – Washington’s Yan Gomes drew a four-pitch walk from Giovanny Gallegos to force in the go-aheadSt. Louis deploying a five-person infield, and the to edge the Cardinals 3-2 on Tuesday night.
St. Louis led 2-1 entering the eighth. But Gallegos (2-1) walked a batter, then hit one, before Trea Turner’sto the right on an 0-2 count tied the game.
One out and one intentional walk later, Gallegos faced Starlin Castro with the total of the base. Cardinals manager Mike Schildt removed an outfielder he had just inserted in the middle of the inning in favor of an extra infielder, Edmundo Sosa. That left the Cards with only a pair of corner outfielders.
Both starting pitchers performed well, but neither factored in the decision.
Washington’stossed six scoreless innings, removed with a 1-0 lead despite throwing 76 pitches. St. Louis’ Adam Wainwright struck out ten while allowing one run in seven innings and left with a 2-1 information. The only blemish: Josh Bell, batting .115, on a first-pitch curveball in the sixth.
and optioned Ryne Harper to the alternate training site. in the majors for the 23-year-old Fuentes, who spent time at Class A Potomac and Double-A Harrisburg in 2019. Harper allowed one earned .
Nationals: Soto, the reigning NL batting champion, was originally listed in Tuesday’s starting lineup. He was replaced in the right field by Andrew Stevenson. Yadiel Hernandez was recalled from the alternate training site to replace Soto on the 26-man roster. … LHP Seth Romero, a 2017 first-round25 on Monday, hurt his ribs throwing a pitch about a week ago at the alternate training site and is “going to be out for a while,” manager Dave Martinez said.
The series wraps up Wednesday afternoon with Washington sending three-time Cy YoungMax Scherzer (0-1, 2.37 ERA) to the mound to face Cardinals RHP Carlos Martínez (0-3, 7.80). Scherzer is 2-6 with a 3.31 ERA in 11 career starts against St. Louis.
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