Nationals one win away from a trip to the World Series, take 3-0 series lead in NLCS

Posted at 11:10 PM, Oct 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-15 18:46:57-04

WASHINGTON, DC - On Monday night, the Washington Nationals won their third straight National League Championship Series game against the St. Louis Cardinals, and are now just one win away from moving on the the World Series.

After two scoreless innings, Adam Eaton got the Nats on the board with a single to center, scoring Victor Robles. Two outs later, Anthony Rendon doubled to score Adam Eaton before Howie Kendrick added a double of his own to score two and give Washington a 4-0 lead.

Kendrick, who's been clutch all postseason, doubled again in the fifth inning to put the Nats up 5-0. Virginia Beach's Ryan Zimmerman doubled with two outs to drive in Kendrick, giving Washington a 6-0.

In the sixth inning, Robles blasted a solo shot to give the Nats a 7-0 lead.

The Cardinals finally put their first run on the board in the seventh inning. Paul DeJong hit a line drive to left, and Jose Martinez scored after a wild throw was made by Juan Soto.

Washington answered back in the bottom of the inning when Zimmerman singled to left field, scoring Kendrick and putting themselves up 8-1.

The Nationals now lead the series 3-0 and return to Nationals Park Tuesday night, where a win will advance them to the 2019 World Series.