Nats' Aníbal Sánchez working on no-hitter in Game 1 of NLCS

Fri Oct 11 9:54pm ET

Players: Kolten Wong, Miles Mikolas, Yan Gomes, Marcell Ozuna

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez throws during the fifth inning of Game 1 of the baseball National League Championship Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)


Washington Nationals starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez throws during the second inning of Game 1 of the baseball National League Championship Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)


ST. LOUIS (AP) Washington Nationals right-hander Anibal Sanchez has not allowed a hit through five innings of Game 1 of the NL Championship Series against the St. Louis Cardinals.

Sanchez retired his first 10 batters before Kolten Wong walked in the fourth for St. Louis' only baserunner so far. He stole second and went to third on catcher Yan Gomes' throwing error, but Marcell Ozuna fouled out to end the inning.

Sanchez struck out four in the first five innings of his ninth career postseason start. He's thrown 56 pitches.

Washington led 1-0 on Gomes' two-out RBI double off Miles Mikolas in the second inning Friday night.

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