Cardinals Sweep Nationals, 4-2

John Grieshop/MLB Photos via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- The Redbirds are flying high in the National League.

The St. Louis Cardinals doubled up the Washington Nationals on Wednesday, 4-2, to sweep the three-game series.

The Cards got to Nats starter Stephen Strasburg in the first inning, knocking in three runs, including a two-run single by catcher Yadier Molina. They would add another run in the eighth inning, as they improved to 13-8 on the season.

St. Louis starter Jamie Garcia gave up one run on four hits over 5 2-3 innings of work, while Edward Mujica pitched a perfect ninth for his fourth save of the year.

The Nationals drop to 10-11 on the season.

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