- HR:J Gibbons (14, 4th inning off A Sele 1 on, 1 Out); S Fasano (7, 5th inning off A Sele 0 on, 0 Out)
- RBI:J Gibbons 2 (43), S Fasano (12), L Bigbie (18), S Sosa (28)
- SF:L Bigbie; S Sosa
- SH:B Roberts
- Team LOB:8
- E:J Gibbons (3, throw); M Tejada (12, ground ball)
- DP:1 (M Mora-B Roberts-R Palmeiro)
|a - S. SpiezioPH||0-1||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||.053||.182||.105|
a-struck out looking for P Borders in the 8th
- RBI:W Bloomquist (10)
- GIDP:R Sexson
- Team LOB:1
- E:W Bloomquist (4, throw)
|2nd||W Bloomquist singled to right, A Beltre scored, J Reed to third, J Reed scored, W Bloomquist to third on throwing error by right fielder J Gibbons.||0||2|
|2nd||W Bloomquist scored on D Cabrera's wild pitch.||0||3|
|4th||J Gibbons homered to right, R Palmeiro scored.||2||3|
|5th||S Fasano homered to center.||2||3|
|6th||L Bigbie hit sacrifice fly to left, J Gibbons scored, L Matos to third.||4||3|
|9th||S Sosa hit sacrifice fly to left, L Bigbie scored.||5||3|
Wainwright, Fowler, St. Louis top Nats 5-1; Cards-Cubs next
Adam Wainwright put on another sharp performance while outpitching Max Scherzer, right fielder Dexter Fowler made a sensational catch and the NL Central-leading St. Louis Cardinals beat the Washington Nationals 5-1 on Wednesday.
Fowler robs Cabrera of a homer
Asdrubal Cabrera hits a long fly ball to right field that looks to be a home run, but Dexter Fowler makes a leaping grab at the wall to rob him.
Stanton returns as Yanks look to lock up East
With just 10 games remaining in the regular season, Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton has returned to the starting lineup after recovering from a ligament strain in his right knee.
Vazquez told police of attempted sex with minor
According to a criminal complaint released by Pennsylvania State Police, Pirates closer Felipe Vazquez admitted that he tried to have sex with a 13-year-old girl.
Venezuela baseball league delays season's start
Venezuela's winter baseball league has postponed play for nearly three weeks after MLB banned its players from playing in the league.
Think Max Scherzer is a lock to start the wild-card game if the Nats make it? Maybe not
Mad Max in a winner-take-all game seems like a no-brainer. But Washington might have an even better option.