The St. Louis Cardinals were impressive at the plate and in the field on Thursday afternoon in dispatching the . 9-0Jaime Garcia pitched five scoreless innings, giving up just three hits and striking out nine Nats hitters.
Washington starter Gio Gonzalez had a terrible outing, and by the time he exited the game in the fourth inning, the game was essentially over. Gonzalez allowed eight runs on 10 hits and four walks.
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