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Zimmermann starting pitcher in game two of playoff series


Auburndale native Jordan Zimmermann will start in game two of postseason play for the Washington Nationals.

The former UWSP pitcher will take the mound against the defending World Series Champions, the St. Louis Cardinals, Monday afternoon for game two of a best out of five series.

Sunday evening, pinch hitter Tyler Moore blooped a two-out, two-run single in the eighth inning and the Washington Nationals won in their postseason debut, beating the defending World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals in 3-2 Sunday in an NL playoff opener.

The Nationals overcame a wild start by 21-game winner Gio Gonzalez, then watched their bullpen shut down St. Louis in the late innings. Ahead 2-1 in the seventh, the Cardinals didn't score after loading the bases with no outs.

The NL East champion Nationals led the majors with 98 wins this season, and go for a 2-0 series lead Monday when Zimmermann opposes Jaime Garcia.

The Cardinals made it to the best-of-five division series by beating Atlanta in the wild-card matchup Friday.

It's the first playoffs in Washington D.C. since 1933 when the Washington Senators made it to the playoffs.

The game is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. on TBS.

*The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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