(WASHINGTON, DC) - The St. Louis Cardinals scored five runs in the top of the ninth as they defeated the Washington Nationals 9-4 in the nation's capital.
Rick Ankiel broke a 4-4 tie with an RBI double. The remaining four runs in the ninth scored on an infield single, a fielding error, a balk and a sacrifice fly.
Albert Pujols hit a two-run home run for St. Louis, his eighth of the season.
Ryan Zimmerman hit a two-run shot in a losing effort for Washington.
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