Lynn (7-4) struck out eight and retired the first 16 batters he
faced before giving up a one-out single to Jose Lobaton in the
sixth. Trevor Rosenthal struck out the side in the ninth to register
his 18th save and wrap up the Cardinals' four shutout in five games.
Washington wasted a superb outing from Jordan Zimmermann (5-3), who
yielded one run on three hits over eight innings as the Nationals
lost for only the fourth time in 14 games. The hard-luck loss
dropped Zimmermann to 0-5 in eight starts versus St. Louis.
Adams, who was activated off the 15-day disabled list earlier
Friday, provided Lynn and the Cardinals with the only run they would
need, hammering a 419-foot homer to center with two outs in the
Jayson Werth singled with one out in the seventh for Washington but
was erased when Adam LaRoche hit into a double play. Denard Span
reached on a two-out error by Kolten Wong in the ninth before
Rosenthal fanned Anthony Rendon to end it.
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GAME NOTEBOOK: Nationals SS Ian Desmond had his seven-game hitting
streak snapped. ... Cardinals CF Jon Jay was hitless in three
at-bats and also had his seven-game hitting streak snapped. ... To
make room for the return of Adams, the Cardinals optioned rookie OF
Oscar Taveras to Triple-A Memphis.
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