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National League Central

Cardinals bounce back for win over Nats

ST. LOUIS Kevin Siegrist, who got the save for the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday, got saved by the Cardinals on offense on Monday night as they scored five runs in the seventh inning to get him off the hook for the loss and sent the Redbirds to an 8-5 win over the Washington Nationals at Busch Stadium. Siegrist, pitching in the seventh inning after serving as closer while Trevor Rosenthal was on paternity leave, gave up a three-run homer to Washington first baseman Ryan Zimmerman that put the Nationals up 5-3. But the Cardinals turned it around and extended their lead in the National League Central to five games as the month of September gets underway. The Cardinals sent 10 hitters to...