71
      Sunday
      91 / 70
      Monday
      84 / 68
      Tuesday
      81 / 64

      Yadier Molina leads the Cardinals past the Nationals

      Yadier Molina drove in the go-ahead run in the sixth inning, backing Shelby Miller's strong start Monday night, and the St. Louis Cardinals returned to the site of their Game 5 NL division series victory last season with a 3-2 victory over the Washington Nationals. The other big hit for St. Louis was Allen Craig's two-run double in the third. Miller (3-1) struck out eight in 6 2-3 innings, allowing two runs and four hits. All the Cardinals' runs came against Dan Haren (1-3), who gave up three runs and six hits in five-plus innings. Edward Mujica pitched a 1-2-3 ninth for his second save.

      The Cardinals have alternated wins and losses over their last nine games. Washington has lost seven of 10.