Major League Baseball Playoffs
The defending World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Washington Nationals 12-4 in St. Louis Monday night to tie their best-of-five National League Division Series at 1-1. Game 3 will be played Wednesday in Washington. Elsewhere, the Baltimore Orioles topped the New York Yankees 3-2 in Baltimore Monday night to tie their best-of-five American League Championship Series at 1-1. Orioles closer Jim Johnson, who’d given up five runs in the ninth inning in his team’s loss to the Yankees a day earlier, had a 1-2-3- ninth last night. Game 3 will be played Wednesday in New York.