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.
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.
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