Three first innings runs off Stephen Strasburg proved to be enough for the Redbirds as they swept the Nationals franchise on the road for the time since 1969.
How in command has ‘Waino’ been? His walk to Bryce Harper in the sixth was the pitcher’s first free pass of the season.
Shelby Miller struck out eight, all on fastball pitches, allowing two runs and four hits over 6 2-3 innings.
St. Louis was too much for Nationals split squad, 8-1.
The future will only get brighter for Bryce Harper, who has a good chance to develop into a perennial All-Star and MVP candidate.
Cards opening day starter shines in 5-1 exhibition victory over Nationals.
Shane Robinson homered for St. Louis, and Pete Kozma had three hits.
Nationals beat Redbirds 6-2 in first matchup since 2012 NLDS game 5.