Zimmermann goes 3 shutout innings, Nats tie Cards

Jordan Zimmermann struck out three in three scoreless innings Wednesday as the Washington Nationals and St. Louis Cardinals played to a 3-all tie.

Cardinals reliever Lance Lynn gave up a tying, two-run homer to Carlos Maldonado in the ninth. The game was called after nine innings.

Zimmermann allowed three hits and walked one in his exhibition debut.

St. Louis prospect Shelby Miller made the first spring training start of his career. He gave up a leadoff double to Ian Desmond and an RBI single to Jason Michaels, then retired the side in order in the second inning.

Daniel Descalso homered for St. Louis.