Cardinals Vs. Nationals Final Score: Washington Prevails 2-1

Jaime Garcia pitched six good innings for the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday, allowing five hits and just one run, but the Washington Nationals pitched a little bit better and came away with a 2-1 victory.

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Gio Gonzalez got the start for Washington and allowed three hits and one run over five innings of work, striking out seven batters in the process.

Carlos Beltran was 1-3 at the plate for St. Louis and drove in the team's lone run. Mark DeRosa and Danny Espinosa both had two-hit games for Washington, and they accounted for both of the Nats' runs.

For more on the St. Louis Cardinals, head over to Viva El Birdos, SB Nation's Cards blog. Stay tuned to SB Nation St. Louis for more breaking news and updates concerning all matters St. Louis sports, and MLB Daily Dish for all your MLB rumors and news.

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