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John Rooney with the call on the Cardinals Radio Network and Superstation KRES. The Cards got back within striking distance the next inning, starting with Tomm Edman grounding out with the bases loaded to send home Harrison Bader. Jose Martinez followed with a bases-clearing double to cut the lead to three.
Mike Shannon with the call. The Cardinals had a chance to put more on the board in the top of the eighth, loading the bases again with two down, but pinch-hitter Matt Carpenter grounded out to end the threat. The Redbirds went down in order in the top of the ninth to close out the game.
Hudson was tagged for all seven Washington runs, four earned, on five hits….
Cardinals manager Mike Shildt says the Nationals played better pure and simple.
Shildt says 48 strikeouts in four games made it tough to do much.
Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina says the Nats’ pitching staff was all it was cracked up to be.
Shildt on whether he was surprised the Nats came out swinging right away.
Shildt says he’s proud of the way his guys made a game of it in the end.
Shildt says he doesn’t really have any regrets when reflecting on this series.
With the sweep, Washington awaits the winner of the ALCS between New York and Houston. Houston claimed a 4-1 win earlier Tuesday to take a 2-to-1 lead in that series.
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