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Cardinals Vs. Nationals Score: Nationals Use Long Ball To Pull Ahead Of Cardinals 4-2

The term "power display" is not usually synonymous with the Washington Nationals, more their opponents the St. Louis Cardinals, but on Thursday night a power display is what the Nats are putting on. The Nationals have connected three times for three home runs against Cardinals pitcher Kyle Lohse for a 4-2 lead in the seventh-inning.

In the first-inning right fielder Jayson Werth and center fielder Roger Bernadina hit back-to-back home runs to immediately put the Nationals on top. The last time players from the franchise started off the game with back-to-back home runs was in 2002 when Brad Wilkerson and Jose Vidro did it for the Montreal Expos. Outfielder Laynce Nix smashed his 10th home run of the season in the sixth while second baseman Danny Espinosa singled in Michael Morse in the fourth-inning.

Nationals pitcher John Lannan has been holding his own giving up two runs on five hits. He gave up a home run to Matt Holliday in the second while giving up an RBI single to Yadier Molina in the fourth.