Cards Capitalize on Pujols' Power
That was all the offense Cardinals' pitcher Jeff Suppan needed to take with him to the "Capitol Hill" at RFK Stadium. Suppan hurled seven and two-thirds innings of shutout ball, scattering five hits and striking out five. Jason Isringhausen pitched the ninth for his 33rd save.
The Nationals' Pedro Astacio gave up both Cardinal runs in six and one-third innings.
The two teams play the rubber game of the three-game series Wednesday afternoon. St. Louis ace Chris Carpenter faces Billy Traber.