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.
Matt Carpenter and Tony Cruz were 3-3 on the day, while Carlos Beltran and Shane Robinson each had two-hit games.
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