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Trailing most of the day, the Nationals rallied late to beat the Cardinals and salvage an important series split against the defending NL champs.
Adam Wainwright was as close to unhittable as he's ever been.
Cardinals starters are feeling right at home on the mound at Miller Park.
Lance Lynn brought the Brewers' fast start to a halt.
Mike Matheny reasoned that Trevor Rosenthal had such an easy time in the 10th inning, throwing just six pitches, that even if the St. Louis Cardinals closer failed at the plate he'd still be around to mow down the Chicago Cubs' hitters.
Chicago Cubs closer Jose Veras stumbled first. Then it was Trevor Rosenthal's turn to fail - at the plate and on the mound.
Lance Lynn dug another early hole. The St. Louis Cardinals offense climbed right out of it.
The pitching matchup, Tony Cingrani vs. Michael Wacha, is a repeat from the second game of the season in Cincinnati when neither allowed a run in a combined 13 2-3 innings. The color scheme is the same, too, another stadium bathed in red.
Through two games, the Cardinals' offense has consisted of Yadier Molina's one swing.