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ST. Cheap Hurricanes Jerseys China . LOUIS - The timing was perfect for Matt Adams dad to make a weekend visit to Busch Stadium. The burly first baseman is playing well after a stint on the 15-day disabled list, giving Jamie Adams a lot to smile about. "I think anybody here would like to have their parents around, especially on Fathers Day weekend," Adams said after hitting the go-ahead home run for the second straight game in a 4-1 victory over the Washington Nationals on Saturday. "Tonight was a little better," Adams said. "Coming the day before Fathers Day is great." Adams connected against Stephen Strasburg in St. Louis three-run seventh inning, driving a 3-1 offering over the wall in right-centre. On Friday, he homered on his first swing in his return from a left calf strain, lifting St. Louis to a 1-0 victory. "I think Im just waiting out the pitchers," Adams said. "I went down to Memphis to get my timing back and my confidence is up." The Cardinals batted around in the seventh with the help of two infield hits, a hit batter and two walks, one of them by Matt Holliday with the bases loaded against Drew Storen. Allen Craig added an infield hit off Storen on a slow tapper halfway down the third-base line. "What can you say?" Nationals catcher Jose Lobaton said. "Theyve been throwing good and today was one of those days." Jayson Werth had an RBI double in the first for the Nationals, who managed just four hits for a two-day total of six. Its their first series loss since losing a pair to Miami from May 26-28, and they will try to avoid a three-game sweep in the series finale Sunday. St. Louis reliever Randy Choate (1-2) needed one pitch to escape a bases-loaded threat in the seventh after a strong start from Shelby Miller, who gave up four hits in 6 2-3 innings. Pat Neshek worked a perfect eighth and Trevor Rosenthal finished for his 19th save in 22 chances. Strasburg allowed three runs and seven hits in 6 2-3 innings in his first career appearance in St. Louis. It was his 11th consecutive quality start, but he dropped to 5-3 with a 2.22 ERA in that stretch that began April 20 when he gave up two runs in six innings at home against the Cardinals. Strasburg didnt pitch in the 2012 NL division series against St. Louis after the Nationals shut him down the final month of the season. They lost a five-game series. "It was just fun to finally get a chance to pitch here," Strasburg said. "I wanted to go out there and give it everything I had and I feel like I did that, so I can sleep easy tonight." Strasburg allowed just two homers in his previous seven starts, and Adams long ball was the Cardinals first off the right-hander in four career appearances. "In the grand scheme of things you can always second-guess yourself, but I think if I threw a 3-1 changeup there, especially if hes in swing mode, I probably wouldnt have had that result," Strasburg said. "Who knows? Im not going to dwell on it too much, just going to learn from it and move on." St. Louis pitchers have permitted just one run in the Cardinals last five victories, including a pair of 5-0 wins over Toronto and a 1-0 victory against Tampa Bay. Miller matched his season best with seven strikeouts but walked four, including two for Strasburg, batting .077 with two hits on the year. Strasburgs second walk loaded the bases, but Denard Span grounded out against Choate. "Ill say this just to make him mad, but it looks like he got a little tired," manager Mike Matheny said of Miller. "Those are the things that they dont like to hear, so hell come back and have something to say about that for sure." Span went 0 for 4 and is hitless in his last 18 at-bats over the last five games. Anthony Rendon singled with one out in the first and scored from first on Werths double to right-centre. Craig made a sliding stop to cut the ball off and couldnt recover in time. It was tied in the third after a two-out rally started by Millers fourth hit of the season — and third double. The pitcher scored standing up on Matt Carpenters single. NOTES: Cardinals LHP Jaime Garcia (2-0, 4.26 ERA) opposes Doug Fister (5-1, 2.68 ERA) on Sunday. Garcia is 3-1 against the Nationals and Fister has won his last five starts. ... The game time of 2 hours, 3 minutes for the series opener Friday night was the shortest in the major leagues this season. ... The Cardinals have won 11 of the last 13 regular-season meetings with Washington and are 17-2 at home the last two years against the NL East. ... The Nationals are 30-2 when scoring four or more runs and 5-30 when scoring three or fewer runs. Adidas Sebastian Aho Jersey . 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Expectations outside the organization arent high, given the fact that the team was 5-11 a year ago and plays in a division that includes NFL powerhouses San Francisco and Seattle. But Palmer and his 60-year-old coach Bruce Arians are conceding nothing. Rebuilding? Forget it. "Theres no patience," Arians said. "I have no patience." At their age, Palmer and Arians are aiming to win now, skeptics be darned. "It means a great, great deal to him," Arians said of the coming season for Palmer. "This is his last hurrah, as it is mine, so he wants to go out as a winner and I do, too." Arizonas quarterback situation was a mess when Arians was hired to replace the fired Ken Whisenhunt after the Cardinals lost 11 of their last 12 a year ago. First, the Cardinals signed Drew Stanton, who had been Andrew Lucks backup when Arians served as interim head coach with Indianapolis last season. For the longest time, Arians insisted he was comfortable with Stanton as his starter, even though the quarterback hadnt thrown a pass in a regular season game since 2010. But then came the news that Oakland was looking to trade Palmer, and Arizona picked him up for a mere sixth-round draft choice. Signed to a two-year, $16 million contract -- with $10 million guaranteed -- Palmer came to town knowing he would be the quarterback the Cardinals sorely needed. Palmer enters the season seventh among active quarterbacks in yards passing with 29,465. The list of those ahead of them is interesting -- Peyton Manning, Drew Brees, Tom Brady, Matt Hasselbeck, Eli Manning, Ben Roethlisberger. All have had playoff success. All but Hasselbeck have Super Bowl victories. Palmer, though, has toiled for bad teams much of his career. As a starter for Cincinnati and Oakland, he has 54 victories and 68 losses. He made two post-season appearances with Cincinnati in 2005 and 2009. They are the only winning seasons in his pro career. In 2005, he was knocked out of the first playoff game with a severe knee injury on his second snap. He came back the following season to make the Pro Bowl and was that games MVP. An elbow injury limited him to four games in 2008, but the following year he had the Bengals back in the playoffs, but lost to the New York Jets in the first round. He threw for 3,970 yards in his final season with Cincinnati in 2010 but the team went 4-12. He asked to be traded and, in a disputee with Bengals ownership, failed to report to training camp. Adidas Victor Rask Jersey. Three months later, the Bengals relented and sent the disgruntled QB to Oakland for a first- and second-round draft pick. He was 4-5 as a starter with Oakland in 2011 and had his third 4,000-yard passing season in 2012, but the Raiders were 3-13 and Palmer did not figure in the rebuilding plans of that long-suffering franchise. The Raiders virtually gave him to the Cardinals. The losing has worn on Palmer. "Winning is so important, and the stats arent," he said before Wednesdays practice. "You get to the point where you dont enjoy the wins as much as you hate the losses." He has called Arians offence the most challenging hes ever learned, but he loves the coachs philosophy of throwing far downfield at every opportunity. In his 21 years as an NFL coach, Arians has worked with Peyton Manning, Ben Roethlisberger and Luck. He says Palmer compares well with those stars. "Hes right there because he has got that fire to win," Arians said. "The great ones have that passion for the game, the intensity. No matter if youre playing golf, tiddlywinks, cards in the locker room -- Im winning. He is a classic drop-back quarterback. Hes still very athletic enough to move between the tackles, like Peyton, like Tom Brady. Hes smart enough to get the ball out of his hands, so hes more than capable." The biggest question is whether the Cardinals can keep him upright. Arizona gave up a league-worst 58 sacks last season, and the retooled offensive line took a major blow when first-round draft pick Jonathan Cooper, the starting left guard, was lost for the season when he broke his left leg in the third preseason game. Palmer, meanwhile, doesnt buy into Arians "last hurrah" description. "I dont want to feel like that," he said. "I want to play this year, and then hopefully a bunch more years. Im also a realist, and I understand thats not possible, but I dont want to think anything is coming to an end. "Im excited that this is starting, the season is starting, this new era for this organization is starting with Bruce and all the coaches and players they have brought in. Im excited about a start, not about seeing an end." Arizona opens its season Sunday at St. Louis. Notes: Tight end Rob Housler (high ankle sprain) was the only Arizona player not to practice Wednesday. ... 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