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Game 25, Cardinals at Nationals, May 3

The Cardinals dropped a clunker to the Nationals Saturday. And, while it was a tough game to watch, it's difficult to get too upset about losing one out of three games.

Hopefully, the birds will grab game four of the set on Sunday and wing their way home with a 3-1 decision in Washington.

Albert Pujols was rested on Saturday, so it was going to be an uphill battle from the start.

Cardinals star of the game: Colby Rasmus his his first major league home run in the losing cause.

Lowlight: Chris Duncan started at first base to give Pujols a rest. With two outs in the fifth, he dropped a pretty easy foul pop up and Joel Pineiro, who pitched a much better game than the 6-1 final score would indicate, surrendered a three-run homer to Adam Dunn.