Washington, DC (Sports Network) - Chris Carpenter continued his postseason dominance and Pete Kozma hit a three-run homer as the St. Louis Cardinals spoiled the first playoff game in the nation's capital in 79 years with an 8-0 win over the Washington Nationals in Game 3 of their National League Division Series.
Wednesday's contest marked the first playoff game in Washington, D.C., since the Washington Senators lost to the New York Giants at Griffith Stadium on Oct. 7, 1933.
Carpenter (1-0) scattered seven hits and two walks over 5 2/3-scoreless innings. He improved his postseason record to 10-2 in 16 career starts.
Matt Holliday added two RBI, while Allen Craig, Yadier Molina and Daniel Descalso each knocked in a run for the Cardinals, who hold a 2-1 edge in the best-of-five series and can move on to the NLCS with a victory in Thursday's Game 4.
Edwin Jackson (0-1) was touched for four runs on eight hits and a walk through five full frames to take the loss for Washington, which went 0-for-8 with runners in scoring position and left 11 men on base.