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|Cardinals Win to Keep Nats Winless in Preseason
|VIERA, Fla. (AP) -- Stephen Strasburg pitched three scoreless innings and the Washington Nationals fell to 0-10 in exhibition play with Sunday's 7-3 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals.
Strasburg, the top overall pick in last year's draft who signed a record $15.1 million contract, allowed two singles and a walk in his second spring training start. The right-hander threw 29 of 49 pitches for strikes, often battling gusty crosswinds.
He struck out two, getting David Freese looking on an 80 mph breaking pitch to end the first, and threw first-pitch strikes to seven of the 11 hitters he faced.
Cardinals right-hander Adam Wainwright allowed two runs on three hits and two walks in four innings. He struck out two.
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