Cardinals' struggles continue in loss to Nationals

Thursday, August 30, 2012 | 11:44 p.m. CDT; updated 1:04 a.m. CDT, Friday, August 31, 2012

WASHINGTON — Edwin Jackson had the St. Louis Cardinals swinging at pitches in the dirt, so often that catcher Jesus Flores ended up with three assists throwing the ball to first after strikeouts.