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Nationals vs. Cardinals: NLDS Game 2 Video Highlights

Tim KeeneyContributor IAugust 4, 2016

In case you were wondering, Carlos Beltran really enjoys the playoffs.

The veteran right fielder belted two home runs on Monday night to pace the St. Louis Cardinals to a dominant 12-4 win over the Washington Nationals, tying the series at one game apiece.

It was the third multi-homer playoff game of Beltran's career, second only to the Sultan of Swat himself, Babe Ruth.

But it wasn't just Beltran who got into the home-run hitting act during Game 2's slugfest. Allen Craig and Daniel Descalso also went yard to help the Cards escape Jamie Garcia lasting just two innings.

The Nationals got back-to-back home runs from Ryan Zimmerman and Adam LaRoche in the fifth inning to cut the lead to 7-3, but it was far from enough to keep up with St. Louis' 13-hit barrage.

Jordan Zimmerman, who gave up five runs in three innings, was saddled with the loss while Lance Lynn got the win in relief for the Cards. 

Game 3 will be back in Washington on Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. ET. 

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