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Matt Holliday

Moss' 3-run homer ends it as Cardinals beat Nationals 8-5

This is what the St. Louis Cardinals had in mind when they acquired Brandon Moss at the non-waiver trade deadline. "That's a long way to go," manager Mike Matheny said after Moss hit a three-run walk-off home run with two outs in the ninth inning for an 8-5 win over the Washington Nationals on Tuesday night. "I know he's been pressing a bit to show what he can do — and I think we're seeing it." The NL Central-leading Cardinals have won nine of 10 and lead the division by six games. They've won nine in a row over Washington, coming from behind the last two nights. After a very slow start since coming from Cleveland, Moss is starting to put...