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Nationals beat Cardinals 3-1 in Game 2 of NLCS

The team needs just two more wins to advance to the World Series.

WASHINGTON — The Nationals are now 2-0 in the seven-game-series against the St. Louis Cardinals, needing just two more wins to advance to the World Series.

Michael A. Taylor put the Nationals on the board after hitting a home run during the third inning. That, coupled with Adam Eaton's two-run double in the eighth, helped secure the 3-1 lead against the Cardinals.

But strong hits weren't the only aspect of the game that helped the team. Max Scherzer's strong pitching was almost a no-hitter until Cardinal's Paul Goldschmidt hit a single in the seventh. Aníbal Sánchez did not give up a hit through the first seven innings of yesterday's game, helping secure the National's lead in Game 1.

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Credit: AP
Washington Nationals starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez is congratulated by catcher Yan Gomes after being taken out of the game during the eighth inning of Game 1 of the baseball National League Championship Series Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

So, when can I watch the next games?

Game 3: Monday, Oct. 14, here at Nats Park, 7:38 p.m.

Game 4: Tuesday, Oct.15, here at Nats Park, 8:05 p.m.

*Game 5: Wednesday, Oct.16, here at Nats Park, 4:08 pm.

*Game 6: Friday, Oct.18, in St.Louis, 8:08 p.m.

*Game 7: Saturday, Oct.19, in St.Louis, 8:08 p.m.

* Games played if needed.

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