Cardinals' Hudson gets yanked in disastrous 1st inning
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The St. Louis Cardinals pulled starter Dakota Hudson with one out in the first inning of Tuesday's must-win game against the Washington Nationals.

Hudson was charged with seven runs (four earned) on five hits, a walk, and an error by second baseman Kolten Wong.

He was replaced by right-hander Adam Wainwright, who started Game 2 of the NLCS on Saturday.

The Nats opened things up with a leadoff single from Trea Turner and a first-pitch double off Adam Eaton's bat. Hudson recorded his lone out on an Anthony Rendon sacrifice fly before Juan Soto broke things wide open with a massive two-RBI double.

Nothing went right for the Cardinals in the opening frame. After Wong's error loaded the bases, Cardinals defenders failed to close in on a lazy fly ball to shallow right field.

After jumping out to a 10-run first inning in the NLDS finale versus the Atlanta Braves, the Cardinals have not put up much of a fight against the Nationals. Entering Game 4, on the verge of being swept, St. Louis had mustered just two runs on 11 hits over three consecutive losses.

Cardinals' Hudson gets yanked in disastrous 1st inning
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