JUPITER, Fla. (AP) -- Adam Wainwright was unhappy with his location and his mechanics.
The St. Louis Cardinals' ace struggled in his second spring-training start, giving up five runs and eight hits over three innings Saturday in a 6-2 loss to the Washington Nationals.
Gio Gonzalez won his second exhibition start for the Nationals, allowing two runs and five hits in three innings.
Kurt Suzuki doubled off Wainwright leading off the second and scored on Chris Marrero's single. One out later. Anthony Rendon homered on a drive more than halfway up the batter's eye beyond the center-field wall.
Eury Perez singled and scored on a throwing error by shortstop Ronny Cedeno following Danny Espinoza's single. Chris Marrero added an RBI single in the third that put the Nationals ahead 5-1.
"There are two trains of thought. You go, well it's just spring training, I'm just getting used to things and working on stuff," Wainwright said. "The other is, that wasn't very good. I lean toward the se...