Worth noting

Scott Hairston and Sandy Leon were in the Nationals' lineup against Cardinals left-handed starter Jaime Garcia on Sunday. Hairston was in the five-hole and played left field, while Ryan Zimmerman moved to first base with Adam LaRoche sitting. Zimmerman's start at first was the first of his career. Leon was catching and batting eighth.

• After dropping the first two games of the series, Washington is now 3-18 at Busch Stadium since 2008. The mark includes splitting the first two games of the 2012 NL Division Series.

• St. Louis has also won 10 of the last 14 games against the Nationals that have been decided by one run.

Joe Harris is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.