Zimmerman Sparks Winning Rally in Return from DL

5 years 4 months 1 week ago June 14, 2011 Jun 14, 2011 Tuesday, June 14 2011 Tuesday, June 14, 2011 8:48:00 PM CDT in Baseball
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Ryan Zimmerman hit a run-scoring double in his return from the disabled list to spark a six-run seventh-inning as the Washington Nationals beat the St. Louis Cardinals 8-6 on Tuesday night.

Zimmerman had missed 58 games because of an injured abdominal muscle. He was given ovations from the crowd in pregame introductions and for each of his at-bats, with the loudest cheers coming after his double down the right-field line drove in the Nationals' first run of the seventh.

Washington's last four runs in the inning scored with two outs. The tying run scored on a wild pitch and the Nationals took the lead on a bases-loaded walk.

Albert Pujols and Lance Berkman hit home runs for St. Louis, which has lost a season-high four straight games.


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