St. Louis Cardinals

Heyward’s two-run double the big blow in Cardinals’ win over Washington

Cardinals 8, Nationals 5

Jason Heyward snapped a 5-5 tie in the seventh with a two-run double, part of a five-run outburst, as St. Louis rallied past Washington on Monday. It was the seventh win in eight games for the Cardinals, who rapped out 13 hits, 12 of them singles. Kevin Siegrist (6-1) picked up the victory despite allowing a go-ahead three-run homer to Ryan Zimmerman.

By the numbers

John Lackey did not receive a decision for St. Louis. He worked six innings, yielding two runs (one earned) on four hits, with four walks and eight strikeouts. ... Heyward, Jhonny Peralta, Kolten Wong, Mark Reynolds and Brandon Moss had two hits apiece. ... Trevor Rosenthal, back from weekend paternity leave, pitched the ninth for his 42nd save. ... The Cardinals (85-46) would climb 40 games over .500 for the first time this season with a win over the Nats on Tuesday.

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Marco Gonzales (0-0, 0.00 ERA) vs. Joe Ross (5-5, 3.24 ERA), 7:15 p.m. Tuesday.