World Series Game 2: Nationals defeat Astros 12-3

The Washington Nationals trounced the Houston Astros 12-3 in Game 2 of the World Series on Wednesday night, jumping to a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series.

Game 3 is scheduled for Friday night in Washington, D.C. Catcher Kurt Suzuki put the Nationals ahead with a solo homerun in a breakout seventh inning.

His teammates added five more runs in the inning to give the Nationals a huge lead.

The Nationals extended their lead with three more runs in the eighth inning.

The Nationals have now won eight straight games in October.

Despite the loss, Astros Cy Young Award-winning pitcher Justin Verlander broke the record for most all-time strikeouts in the playoffs, passing John Smoltz.

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