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Nationals grab quick 3-0 lead in Game 5 of NLDS against Cardinals

Oct 12, 2012, 9:01 PM EDT

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The Nationals won Game 4 of the NLDS against the Cardinals yesterday in thrilling fashion thanks to a walkoff solo home run from Jayson Werth. And Nationals Park is rocking again after one inning tonight.

Werth led off the bottom of the first inning with a double off Adam Wainwright before the scuffling Bryce Harper drove him home with a triple off the center field wall. Ryan Zimmerman then connected on a two-run homer to center field to give the Nationals a 3-0 lead. Three batters, three runs. That’s pretty darn efficient.

Wainwright responded by striking out Adam LaRoche, Michael Morse and Ian Desmond to end the inning, but he has already dug himself an early hole. Meanwhile, Gio Gonzalez has a nice cushion to work with as he heads back to the mound for the top of the second inning.

  1. proudlycanadian - Oct 12, 2012 at 9:41 PM

    Correction! A quick 6 to 0 lead. I have seen enough.

    • nothanksimdriving123 - Oct 12, 2012 at 9:43 PM

      I’m rather enjoying it so far.Go Gio-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0

    • stlouis1baseball - Oct 13, 2012 at 1:21 AM

      Seen enough P.C.? I hope you set your DVR.
      Otherwise, you missed the greatest elimination game comeback in the history of postseason play.

      • proudlycanadian - Oct 13, 2012 at 10:04 PM

        I went to bed early because of a cold, so I was quite surprised when I woke up and saw the final score.

  2. natsattack - Oct 12, 2012 at 9:43 PM


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