The Washington Nationals won their fourth game of the preseason against the St. Louis Cardinals by a score of 7-6. The Nationals starting lineup featured many of their regulars today, but it was Zach Walters that had the game winning single in the bottom of the ninth.
The Nationals got on the board in the bottom of the first inning when Denard Span scored on a error by Shane Robertson on a Jayson Werth single. The Nationals were unable to capitalize on a big inning after back-to-back strikeouts by Ryan Zimmerman and Adam LaRoche.
Ross Detwiler looked shaky over his two innings of work, scattering four hits and allowing one run. Detwiler was replaced by Craig Stammen in the third inning, who immediately gave up a home run to center fielder Shane Robertson.
The Cardinals came squawking back in the top of the seventh to tie the game up in the top of the seventh and briefly took the lead in the top of the eight, before the Nats tacked on runs in the eight and ninth inning to secure the spring training win.