The Washington Nationals beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-4 on Tuesday night, sweeping the series and securing a spot at the World Series for the first time in franchise history. The last time a team from Washington went to the World Series was in 1933, when the Senators lost to the New York Giants. The Nationals scored all seven runs in the game’s first inning. Since entering the playoffs, the Nationals have won eight out of 10 games. The Nationals will play either the Houston Astros or New York Yankees. The Astros are leading that American League series 2-1.