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Nationals win first NLCS game against St. Louis Cardinals, 2-0

The team won Game 1 of the best-of-seven series Friday night. They need three more wins to head to the World Series.

WASHINGTON — The Washington Nationals won the first game of the National League Championship Series Friday night, beating the St. Louis Cardinals 2-0. 

It's the first time the team has advanced to the second round of playoffs, after defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-3 Wednesday night to win the National League Division Series. 

The Nationals got on the scoreboard after a double from Yan Gomes in the first inning allowed Howie Kendrick to score. Kendrick delivered again in the seventh inning with a run-scoring single, bumping the score to 2-0. 

Aníbal Sánchez gave up a single in the eighth inning, after not giving up a hit through the first seven innings.

Credit: AP
Washington Nationals starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez throws during the first inning of Game 1 of the baseball National League Championship Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Cool, so when are the next games?

Game 2: Tomorrow, Oct.11, in St. Louis, 4:08 p.m.

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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