The Nationals' ace didn't earn the victory, but he set the table in what will be one of his final outings of the 2012 season.
Stephen Strasburg started the game strong with six shutout innings, but a rocky seventh by Sean Burnett let the Cardinals back in the game. The Nats were able to respond in the next inning.
The Cardinals also have an ace pitcher recovering from Tommy John surgery, but they have no plans to shut him down any time soon.
In one of his last starts of the season, Stephen Strasburg takes the mound against St. Louis in the final game of the four-game series. First pitch is at 1:35 p.m., join the conversation!
Drew Storen gives up a costly stolen base in the ninth, sending the Nationals to a frustrating 10-9 loss to St. Louis.