The Washington Nationals scored 7 runs in the first inning, bringing them the 7-4 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday night to sweep the NL Championship Series. The wild-card Nationals will now advance to their first World Series appearance in 86 years. The last time the World Series came to Washington was 1933, when the Washington Senators lost to the New York Giants in five games.
The Nationals will play Games 1 and 2 of the World Series at the AL winner’s stadium.
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The Houston Astros defeated the New York Yankees 4-1 on Tuesday, to take a 2-1 lead in the American League Championship Series. Astos pitcher Gerrit Cole threw seven scoreless innings to win his 19th consecutive decision despite walking five batters for only the second time in his MLB career.
Game 4 of the best-of-seven series is scheduled for Wednesday at Yankee Stadium.