The Cardinals probably didn't need any more runs, but if the Nationals are just handing them out, well, sure. With two outs and no one on in the top of the eighth, Jon Jay singled up the middle. That was followed by a Carlos Beltran ground-rule double, and in case you needed reminding, here's what Beltran's done in the postseason over his career:
He's 2-for-4 with a walk, a run, and an RBI today. As an enlightened baseball fan, you know you're supposed to stay away from claims like "He really turns it on in the playoffs!" But Beltran ... yeesh.
Matt Holliday singled up the middle to drive in two, and the Cardinals extended the lead to 8-0, which makes it pretty danged likely that they'll go up 2-1 in the series. Not bad for a second wild card.