Ozuna’s Big Night leads Cardinals to 4-2 Win over Washington
Marcell Ozuna drove in all four runs to lead the Cardinals to a 4-2 win over the Washington Nationals on Monday night at Busch Stadium. Ozuna hit a two run homer in the first inning, his 28th of the season to give the Cards a 2-0 lead. Then Ozuna broke a 2-2 tie in the seventh inning with a two run double to make it a 4-2 St. Louis lead.
Dakota Hudson pitched seven strong innings, allowing only two runs and got the win. His season record improves to a team best 16 wins to go along with seven losses.
The win keeps the Cardinals two games ahead of the Chicago Cubs and three games up on the Milwaukee Brewers. Both the Cubs and Brewers won their games on Monday night.
The Cardinals magic number to win the National League Central division stands at 11 with 12 games left in the regular season.