The Nationals jumped out to an early 3-0 in the bottom of the first with a triple from Bryce Harper and a two-run home run off the bat of Ryan Zimmerman. They added three more runs in the bottom of the third with a solo shot from Harper and a two-run home run from Michael Morse. After 6 earned runs in just 2.1 innings, pitcher, Adam Wainwright was pulled in favor of relief pitcher, Joe Kelly. The Cardinals chipped away at the 6 run deficit but still trailed 7-5 going into the top of the ninth.
The Cardinals face the San Francisco Giants in Game 1 of the NLCS tomorrow night at 8:00pm EST.