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UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 14, 2019

Washington Nationals one win from World Series after blasting Cardinals 8-1

Stephen Strasburg took his turn silencing the Cardinals’ struggling bats, Nationals postseason star Howie Kendrick doubled three times and drove in three more runs, and Washington moved one win from …


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 …


Yadier Molina wins it in 10th as St. Louis Cardinals force Game 5

Yadier Molina pushed the St. Louis Cardinals to a deciding Game 5 of the NL Division Series, poking a tying single in the eighth inning and lifting a sacrifice fly …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 6, 2019

Seven 2-out runs in sixth inning lift Dodgers past Nationals

Justin Turner’s homer capped a startling and record-setting seven-run rally in the sixth inning as the Dodgers roughed up starter-turned-reliever Patrick Corbin, and Los Angeles beat Washington 10-4 for a …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 6, 2019

Braves rally in ninth to beat Cards 3-1, lead NLDS 2-1

Dansby Swanson hit a tying double with two outs in the ninth inning and Adam Duvall delivered a two-run single as the Atlanta Braves rallied past the St. Louis Cardinals …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 3, 2019

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 …


Verdict from postseasons past: Tom Glavine, John Smoltz endorse Atlanta Braves pitching

First, realize that pitching in October is an altogether higher form of the art.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 8, 2018

Manny Machado, Dodgers finish off ‘Baby Braves’ in NLDS with 6-2 win

Manny Machado hit an RBI double and three-run homer, David Freese came through again in the postseason and the Los Angeles Dodgers advanced to the National League Championship Series for …


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: Sun., Oct. 7, 2018

Colorado Rockies’ wait for title will extend past a quarter-century

For once, the Colorado Rockies head into the offseason searching for more pop at the plate to go with excellent pitching, not the other way around.


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 7, 2018

Brewers sweep Rockies, advance to first NLCS since 2011

Wade Miley pitched masterfully into the fifth inning before turning it over to a lights-out Milwaukee bullpen, 38-year-old catcher Erik Kratz kept up his torrid hitting and the Brewers beat …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 5, 2018

Clayton Kershaw allows 2 hits, Dodgers blank Braves 3-0 for 2-0 NLDS lead

Clayton Kershaw tossed eight innings of two-hit ball in the Dodgers’ second straight playoff shutout, and Manny Machado slugged a two-run homer as Los Angeles beat the Atlanta Braves 3-0 …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 12, 2017

Cubs hold off Nationals to reach third consecutive National League Championship Series

Addison Russell drove in four runs, Wade Davis earned a seven-out save, and the Chicago Cubs reached their third N.L. Championship Series in a row by edging the Washington Nationals …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 11, 2017

Stephen Strasburg, Nationals beat Cubs to force NLDS to Game 5

Stephen Strasburg shook off an illness and all doubts about his mettle to pitch seven dominant innings, Michael A. Taylor hit a late grand slam and the Washington Nationals beat …


NLDS Game 4 of Nationals-Cubs rained out, rescheduled for Wednesday

Game 4 of the N.L. Division Series was postponed by rain on Tuesday, giving Chicago Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta another day to rest his troublesome right hamstring and putting ace …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 5, 2017

Arizona picks Taijuan Walker to start Game 1 vs. Dodgers, Clayton Kershaw

Taijuan Walker will start Arizona’s N.L. Division Series opener against the Los Angeles Dodgers after the craziness of the Diamondbacks’ wild-card game depleted their pitching staff. Clayton Kershaw will go …


Old Las Vegas pals Bryce Harper, Kris Bryant face off in NLDS

Bryce Harper and Kris Bryant – childhood pals in Las Vegas and the past two N.L. MVPs – chatted and shared a laugh between their teams’ workouts Thursday ahead of …


Nationals beat Dodgers 8-3 to take 2-1 lead in NLDS

LOS ANGELES – Anthony Rendon and Jayson Werth homered, and the Washington Nationals moved within one victory of winning a postseason series for the first time, beating the Los Angeles …


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.


Baseball notebook: Elton John signs off on Ben Zobrist’s new walkup song

Thanks to Elton John, Cubs’ outfielder Ben Zobrist has a new walkup song. For most of the year Zobrist has used as walkup music a song of his wife, Julianna, …


Cubs beat Giants 5-2, one win from advancing to NLCS

Travis Wood took over when starter Kyle Hendricks got hurt and became the first relief pitcher since 1924 to hit a postseason home run, helping the Chiacgo Cubs beat the …


Lester, Baez help Cubs blank Giants 1-0 in NLDS opener

Jon Lester outpitched Johnny Cueto with eight sparkling innings, Javier Baez homered in the eighth and the Chicago Cubs beat the San Francisco Giants 1-0 in a tense Game 1 …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 15, 2015

Murphy, Mets beat sleeping Dodgers 3-2 to reach NLCS vs. Cubs

Daniel Murphy stole an uncovered third base and went on to score the tying run, then hit a go-ahead homer off Zack Greinke to lead the New York Mets over …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 12, 2015

Cubs hit 6 home runs, top Cardinals 8-6 for 2-1 lead in NLDS

The young sluggers of the Chicago Cubs are making themselves at home in the playoffs.


DeGrom outduels Kershaw with 13 Ks; Mets beat Dodgers 3-1

Jacob deGrom struck out 13 over seven scoreless innings in his postseason debut and Daniel Murphy homered off a star-crossed Clayton Kershaw to help the New York Mets defeat the …


Wong’s blast lifts Cards

ST. LOUIS – Kolten Wong hit a two-run homer to snap a seventh-inning tie, Matt Carpenter went deep for the third straight game and John Lackey lived up to his …


Nationals emerge from fog

SAN FRANCISCO – Eye black and uniform still on, Bryce Harper emerged from a different kind of fog than is typically seen in San Francisco. This was the celebratory stuff …


Cards ride Wong, Carpenter HRs to victory

Kolten Wong hit a two-run homer to snap a seventh-inning tie, Matt Carpenter went deep for the third straight game as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Los Angeles Dodgers …


Jake Peavy, Giants edge Stephen Strasburg, Nats in NLDS opener

WASHINGTON – Put Jake Peavy on the San Francisco Giants, and he suddenly turns into quite a postseason performer. Same for a couple of rookies, Hunter Strickland and Joe Panik.


Cardinals beat Dodgers 10-9 after Clayton Kershaw wilts

LOS ANGELES – Matt Carpenter and the St. Louis Cardinals won a slugfest no one saw coming. Carpenter hit a go-ahead, three-run double off a wilting Clayton Kershaw in an …