St. Louis Cardinals center fielder Shane Robinson (43) is congratulated by Kolton Wong (79) after hitting a home run. Mandatory Credit: Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports
Viera, FL (Sports Network) - Zach Walters singled in the winning run in the ninth inning to lead Washington to a 7-6 win over St. Louis in spring training action.
Chad Tracy hit a two-run homer, while Jayson Werth added two hits and a run scored for the Nationals, who saw starter Ross Detwiler give up a run on four hits with four strikeouts over two innings of work.
Shane Robinson hit a solo home run, while C.J. McElroy drove in a pair of runs for the Cardinals, who got a 3-for-3 game from Pete Kozma.
Jaime Garcia was charged with a pair of runs on five hits in three innings. "I don't really think about those things because obviously it's Spring Training and you're trying to get your body in shape," Garcia told MLB.com, when asked about facing a loaded Nationals lineup. "But I think it's a good thing. You're coming to their place with the A team and you can get some good things out of it and get yourself ready for the season."
Today, Cardinal Nation learned the storyline at shortstop will continue to be interesting. The Cardinals announced today that they were shutting down Rafael Furcal indefinitly. Pete Kozma, who could see increased playing time at shortstop with Rafael Furcal sidelined with an elbow injury, went 3-for-3 today.
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