WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) – Washington will continue to revel in its first post-season baseball in 79 years when the Nationals and Cardinals meet in a winner-take-all Game 5 tonight. The Nationals forced the showdown with a dramatic 2-1 win yesterday thanks to Jason Werth’s walk-off homer to lead off the ninth.
Washington sends ace Gio Gonzalez to the mound in an effort to rebound from his Game 1 effort. The 21-game winner posted a career high seven walks, but the Nats still managed to win. St. Louis sends Adam Wainwright to the hill. He posted 14 wins during the regular season.
The winner goes on to meet San Francisco in the NLCS.