The St. Louis Cardinals remain unstoppable after reaching their sixth consecutive win on Tuesday, the second against the Washington Nationals, this time 4-1 against the ninth capital.

In the triumph of the Central Division leaders of the National League, Colombian José Quintana shone with the glove. The native of Arjona (Bolívar) reached his fifth win of the season after pitching five innings, in which he allowed one run, five hits and had the same number of strikeouts.

While in the Cardinals’ ninth-inning offense, the standout man was Nolan Gorman, who snapped his losing streak with the bat, hit a homer and drove in a couple more runs.

In the end, Quintana (5-6), who had not won since August 10, was replaced by Jordan Hicks, who made two scoreless innings; the Mexican Giovanny Gallegos who also did not allow hits; and Ryan Helsley, who allowed the only score against.

The other side of the coin was experienced by Panamanian Paolo Espino (0-7), after allowing three runs in five episodes. He also had seven hits against and took five batters out of circulation.

With this victory, the Cardinals have achieved 19 wins in their last 22 games, played at Busch Stadium. They lead their division with 80 wins and 56 losses, before meeting again against the Nationals this Wednesday and Thursday.

Other results:

Pirates 8-2 Mets

Rays 8-4 Red Sox

Phillies 3-2 Marlins

Orioles 9-6 Blue Jays

Cubs 9-3 Reds

City Royals 1-4 Cleveland

Astros 3-4 Rangers

Rockies 10-7 Brewers

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