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Nationals vs. Cardinals, NLDS Game 1 Score Update: Washington trails, 2-1, after 5 innings in St. Louis

The St. Louis Cardinals lead the Washington Nationals, 2-1, after five innings in Game 1 of their NLDS series at Busch Stadium in St. Louis.

Washington took an early lead in the top of the second inning when Kurt Suzuki singled home Adam LaRoche.

The lead was short lived, however, as the St. Louis Cardinals answered back with two runs of their own in the bottom half of the second inning. After walking the bases loaded, Washington starter Gio Gonzalez continued to struggle finding the plate and walked the opposing pitcher Adam Wainwright, allowing a run to score. John Jay followed with a sacrifice fly to give the Cardinals a 2-1 lead.

Despite giving up the two runs, Gonzalez has only allowed one hit to the Cardinals through five innings on the mound. Gonzalez has struggled with his control, walking seven batters, including four in that second inning. Wainwright has given up five hits through five innings, but has already struck out nine Washington batters.

The game is being broadcast on TBS.