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Liberatore, Woodford impressive but Nationals score eight in eighth off Cardinals for 11-3 win

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Adjusting the spring pitching rotation so that both Adam Wainwright and Carlos Martinez will pitch against New York in the exhibition finale on Monday, Cardinals manager Mike Shildt switched to young lefthander Matthew Liberatore for Sunday’s game here against the Washington Nationals. And Liberatore didn't disappoint.

The 21-year-old, acquired from Tampa Bay in the now famous Randy Arozarena trade before last season, was charged with two runs in 2 1/3 innings but struck out four in that time, including dangerous Trea Turner with a man at third and nobody out in the third inning.