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Nationals edge Cardinals in series opener

ST. LOUIS — Rookies in the postseason, the Washington Nationals played like poised veterans.

The Nationals escaped a bases-loaded jam in the seventh inning, Tyler Moore blooped a two-out, two-run single in the eighth, and Washington beat the defending World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals, 3-2, Sunday in a National League Division Series opener.

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