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UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 12, 2019, 8:43 p.m.

Max Scherzer, Washington Nationals beat St. Louis Cardinals 3-1 for 2-0 NLCS lead

Scherzer carries no-hit bid into 7th inning, Nationals beat Cardinals 3-1 for 2-0 NLCS lead.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 11, 2019, 10:46 p.m.

Anibal Sanchez shines as Nationals beat Cardinals 2-0 in NLCS opener

ST. LOUIS – It turns out Washington’s Big Three is a Big Four. Don’t forget about Anibal Sanchez.


10-spot: St. Louis Cardinals oust Braves from NLDS with record 1st inning

The St. Louis Cardinals scored 10 runs for the biggest first inning in postseason history and dealt the Atlanta Braves another playoff heartbreak with a 13-1 rout in decisive Game …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 3, 2019, 10:01 p.m.

NLDS: Walker Buehler, Max Muncy lead Dodgers past Nationals; Cardinals hold off late Braves rally

Walker Buehler allowed one hit over six scoreless innings, Max Muncy drove in three runs and the Los Angeles Dodgers capitalized on mistakes to beat the Washington Nationals 6-0 in …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 1, 2019, 9:07 p.m.

NL Wild Card: Juan Soto lifts Nationals to 4-3 comeback win over Brewers

Juan Soto gets key eighth-inning single as Nationals rally past Brewers 4-3 in NL wild-card game.


UPDATED: Tue., July 9, 2019, 9:36 p.m.

American League finds perfect pitch in 4-3 victory over National League in MLB All-Star Game

Justin Verlander, Shane Bieber and the American League pitchers plugged power back into the mound.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 11, 2018, 6:34 p.m.

From castoff to playoffs: Max Muncy bashes for Los Angeles Dodgers

With all the high-priced talent on the Los Angeles Dodgers’ roster, Max Muncy had to find a way to stand out. He’s done it with his bat, coming from the …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 10, 2018, 7:26 p.m.

For Los Angeles Dodgers, trouble may be brewing in NLCS

The Los Angeles Dodgers’ celebration at Atlanta’s SunTrust Park on Monday was as much about checking off a box as it was what they had accomplished. They expected to advance …


Vizcaino, Braves stop Dodgers 6-5, cut NLDS deficit to 2-1

Reliever Arodys Vizcaino escaped his own jam in a nervy ninth inning and the Atlanta Braves held off the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-5 Sunday night, cutting their deficit in the …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 1, 2018, 10:17 p.m.

Walker Buehler, Dodgers top Rockies for sixth straight N.L. West title

What a day for Walker Buehler. The rookie with the preternatural calm pitched the Los Angeles Dodgers to a record sixth consecutive National League West title. Buehler tossed one-hit ball …


UPDATED: Tue., July 17, 2018, 9:38 p.m.

As MLB mulls rule changes, union hints at work stoppage

Major League Baseball wants a broad discussion with players about rule changes to combat decreased offense and longer games. That initiative is likely to be met by a testy union …


UPDATED: Tue., July 17, 2018, 10:29 p.m.

Record 10 homers as American League wins All-Star Game 8-6 in 10 innings

Houston teammates Alex Bregman and George Springer homered on consecutive pitches from the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Ross Stripling to start the 10th inning, part of a record 10 long balls …


No secrets when Rockies, Diamondbacks square off

The Diamondbacks and Rockies share a spring training facility and played each other 19 times this season. They know each other very well.


Lobaton’s HR, Murphy’s RBIs lift Nats past LA 5-2; NLDS tied

Leave it to little-used, light-hitting Jose Lobaton to change the complexion of the Washington Nationals’ N.L. Division Series with one big swing.


Country hardball in the big city: Madison Bumgarner vs. Noah Syndergaard

Bright lights, big city, ol’ country hardball.


MVP Eric Hosmer, Salvador Perez lift A.L. to All-Star win, World Series home field

Eric Hosmer stood in the middle of the field, holding up a trophy. He hopes to do it again with the Kansas City Royals this fall.


MLB Preview: National League East capsules

National League East


MLB Preview: National League West capsules

National League West


Bryce Harper becomes youngest unanimous MVP winner, taking National League award

Bryce Harper became the youngest unanimous MVP winner in baseball history, capturing the National League award during a season in which his Washington Nationals missed the playoffs.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 6, 2015, 9:27 p.m.

Upstart Cubs face steady Pirates in N.L. wild card

The Chicago Cubs mirror their National League wild-card opponents, the Pittsburgh Pirates, in numerous ways.


Dodgers in NLCS

LOS ANGELES – Juan Uribe hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the eighth inning after Clayton Kershaw started on short rest for the Dodgers in a 4-3 victory over the …


Uribe sends Dodgers to NLCS

Juan Uribe hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the eighth inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Atlanta Braves 4-3 to advance to the NLCS for the first time …


Pirates rally in eighth, take 2-1 series lead on Cardinals

PITTSBURGH – Pedro Alvarez and the Pirates kept that Jolly Roger flapping high above Pittsburgh. Alvarez hit a tiebreaking single in the eighth inning and the Pirates beat the St. …


Pirates turn tables on Cardinals, even series

ST. LOUIS – Gerrit Cole and the Pittsburgh Pirates played a game of role reversal and pulled even with the St. Louis Cardinals. The hard-throwing rookie gave up two hits …


Braves hold off Dodgers to even series at 1-1

ATLANTA – Flashing plenty of fire and some nifty defense, the Atlanta Braves recaptured their Turner Field swagger. Now, they’re headed to Dodger Stadium with the N.L. division series tied. …


Cards’ big 3rd buries Pirates

ST. LOUIS – Clint Hurdle waited patiently for the double-play ball that never materialized. When the Pittsburgh Pirates’ manager finally made his slow walk to the mound to take the …


Kershaw, Dodgers have way

ATLANTA – Clayton Kershaw and the Los Angeles Dodgers opened the playoffs looking intent on ending that quarter-century drought since their last World Series championship. For the Atlanta Braves, another …


Giants sweep at Cincinnati to take division series

CINCINNATI – Not just any comeback would get San Francisco back to playing for a pennant. It would take one of Giant proportions. Buster Posey believed it could happen. Even …


Young Nats edge Cards

Rookies in the postseason, the Washington Nationals played like poised veterans. The Nationals escaped a bases-loaded jam in the seventh inning, Tyler Moore blooped a two-out, two-run single in the …


Wolf beats Cardinals; Brewers even series

ST. LOUIS – Power pitching often dominates in the postseason. Soft tosses by Randy Wolf got the Milwaukee Brewers back to even in the N.L. championship series. The 35-year-old lefty …