Garcia Throws 8 Innings As Cardinals Top Nationals

Garcia Throws 8 Innings As Cardinals Top Nationals

St. Louis pitcher strikes out eight.
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) - Jaime Garcia pitched eight sharp innings Wednesday and the St. Louis Cardinals topped a split squad of Washington Nationals 10-1 Wednesday.

Garcia allowed one run and six hits, walking none and striking out eight. The Nationals' lineup didn't include anyone on its projected 25-man roster - the Washington starters had combined for only 20 at-bats this spring training going into the afternoon.

Midway through the game, most of the Cardinals' regulars already had three at-bats, prompting manager Mike Matheny to call over to the minor league side of the complex for extra players as substitutes.

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