Aug 25, 2012; Cincinnati, OH, USA; St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Jaime Garcia (54) pitches during the first inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park. Mandatory Credit: Frank Victores-US PRESSWIRE
The Cardinals will look to rebound in Washington after being shut out for two straight games to close their series in Pittsburgh.
The St. Louis Cardinals (71-59) head to the nation's capital on Thursday for a four-game set against the Washington Nationals (78-51), looking to reignite an offense that has disappeared over the past two games in Pittsburgh.
St. Louis is in the thick of an extremely tight Wild Card race, while Washington is first in the NL East with a five-game cushion.
Edwin Jackson (7-9) will be on the mound for the Nationals. It'll be the first time he has gone up against St. Louis since he played there.
Washington has won six of its last eight games against the Cardinals. It had lost five straight games before beating the Miami Marlins on Wednesday.
First pitch is scheduled for 6:05 p.m. CT at Nationals Park. You can watch the game on Fox Sports Midwest.