The Washington Nationals have punched their ticket to the World Series.
With a 7-4 win over the St. Louis Cardinals last night, the Nationals completed their sweep of the National League Championship Series and await the winner of the American League Championship Series.
The Nationals started off hot, piling on seven runs in the first inning and never looked back. The early cushion proved to be more than enough for starting pitcher Patrick Corbin. The lefty kept with the trend of stellar starting pitching from the Nationals in these playoffs, tossing five innings, allowing four runs, and striking out 12.
The 93-win Nationals now await the winner of the Houston and New York series, pinning them against a team that surpassed the 100-win mark during the regular season. However, with their hot offense and a solid 1-2 punch in Matt Scherzer and Stephen Strasburg, the Nationals may be able accomplish one more historic feat this season: A World Championship.