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UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 2, 2019

Nationals fans rejoice in red as hometown heroes are honored

The song “Baby Shark” blared over loudspeakers and a wave of red washed across this politically blue capital Saturday as Nationals fans rejoiced at a parade marking Washington’s first World …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 31, 2019

Washington Nationals fans celebrate win – without climbing the light poles

A city often characterized as a little uptight let some raw emotion, and many kegs of beer, flow freely as the Washington Nationals won the World Series despite not winning …


Nationals, GM Mike Rizzo earn ‘I told you so’ World Series title

In some ways, this World Series championship serves as an “I told you so” for the Washington Nationals and their general manager, Mike Rizzo.


Stephen Strasburg goes from shutdown to World Series MVP

The shutdown that shook baseball paid off for Stephen Strasburg and the Washington Nationals. It just took seven seasons.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 30, 2019

Washington Nationals rally for first World Series championship in franchise history

Howie Kendrick and Anthony Rendon homered in the seventh inning as the Washington Nationals overcame a two-run deficit, rocking the Houston Astros 6-2 on Wednesday night in Game 7 of …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 29, 2019

Stephen Strasburg, Nationals top Astros 7-2, force World Series Game 7

Stephen Strasburg pitched into the ninth inning, Anthony Rendon had five RBIs and the Washington Nationals beat the Houston Astros 7-2 to force the World Series to a deciding Game …


World Series notebook: Zack vs Mad Max matchup if Fall Classic extends to Game 7

There will be a matchup of former Cy Young winners who were first-round draft picks if there is a Game 7 in the World Series. Zack vs. Mad Max.


Max Scherzer set up to start Game 7 if Nationals get that far

Max Scherzer is all warmed up. The Washington ace put aside his recent injury woes for a little light tossing in left field Tuesday, a day before he hopes to …


Kurt Suzuki out of Nats lineup again vs. Astros in World Series

Washington catcher Kurt Suzuki is out of the Nationals lineup again for Game 6 of the World Series.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 29, 2019

With each pitch at Series, call gets louder for robot umps

From the box seats to the far reaches of the bleachers, all 40,000 umpires in the stands at Nationals Park were sure they could tell: Gerrit Cole’s fastball to Victor …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 28, 2019

World Series: There’s no place like the other guy’s home

This is the first time the road team has won the first five games since 1996, when the Braves rocked the New York Yankees by a combined 16-1 in two …


Justin Verlander, Astros can clinch World Series with home win

Justin Verlander has an 0-5 career record in the World Series but he gets a chance to make everyone forget about all of that when he starts Game 6 for …


Cole, powerful Astros hammer Nats 7-1, lead World Series 3-2

The Houston Astros handed the ball to Gerrit Cole, and he gave them a firm grip on the World Series. Minus ailing ace Max Scherzer, the Nationals were no match …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 26, 2019

World Series notebook: Juan Soto’s struggles typify Nationals’ offensive drought

Two games into the World Series, Juan Soto was knocking the ball all over the park and the Washington Nationals were gleefully pounding the Houston Astros.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 26, 2019

Jose Urquidy, Alex Bregman lead Astros over Nationals 8-1 to tie World Series 2-2

Jose Urquidy outpitched all those big-name aces who preceded him, the unheralded Houston rookie quieting Washington’s bats and the Nationals Park crowd, too.


World Series notebook: Nationals bring fresh bullpen, high hopes into Game 4

If there was one positive facet about the Washington Nationals’ first loss in well over a week, it was that they had a fresh bullpen for their next attempt to …


Max Scherzer, Gerrit Cole face off again in Game 5 of World Series

Houston’s Gerrit Cole heads into his World Series rematch against the Washington Nationals and Max Scherzer in Game 5 on Sunday in an unfamiliar position.


Kurt Suzuki out of Nats’ starting lineup for World Series Game 4

Nationals catcher Kurt Suzuki was out of the starting lineup for Game 4 of the World Series on Saturday night after injuring his right hip flexor.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 26, 2019

Having a catch: Astros, Nats kids crash World Series warmups

WASHINGTON – After Robinson Chirinos yanked a line drive off the foul pole in left field to give the Houston Astros a 4-1 lead in Game 3 of the World …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 25, 2019

Astros finally show up in World Series, down Washington 4-1 in Game 3

The World Series finally showed up back in Washington after 86 years… and sparked by Jose Altuve, the Houston Astros finally showed up in this World Series.


Juan Soto celebrates 21st birthday with Nationals Park party

Juan Soto celebrated his 21st birthday with about 40,000 of his closest friends. Great place for a party, too – Nationals Park for Game 3 of the World Series.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 25, 2019

World Series notebook: Fall Classic back in DC and it’s one expensive party

The first World Series game in the nation’s capital since 1933 had all the trappings of a modern-day big event: exceedingly expensive tickets, massive traffic jams and long lines at …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 25, 2019

Players, managers find ways to cope with postseason pressure

Dave Martinez feels laid back this October, no longer able to parry pressure by getting jacked on java. “I look at Starbucks and I have to close my eyes,” the …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 25, 2019

Even amid impeachment probe, both sides cheer for the Nats

As he took the podium last week in the White House briefing room, acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney was a familiar Washington figure – a former congressman and D.C. …


World Series notebook: With no DH, no guarantee Yordan Alvarez in Astros lineup for Game 3

Even though rookie Yordan Alvarez is one of the Houston Astros’ hottest hitters in the World Series, there’s no guarantee he will be in the lineup for Game 3.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 24, 2019

Astros fire Brandon Taubman over clubhouse incident with reporters

The Astros fired assistant general manager Brandon Taubman for directing inappropriate comments at female reporters following Houston’s pennant-winning victory over the New York Yankees last weekend.


A century after Black Sox, baseball cheating goes high-tech

A century after the Black Sox scandal that tarnished the World Series and ushered in major changes in baseball, the notion that millionaire ballplayers would take money to throw a …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 24, 2019

Anibal Sanchez starts for Nats in World Series after 13 days’ rest

Anibal Sanchez is not as highly touted, or as highly paid, as the three members of the Washington Nationals’ starting staff who already have pitched in this World Series. All …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 24, 2019

Nationals return to Washington with 2-0 World Series lead over Houston

The Washington Nationals hold a 2-0 lead over the Houston Astros in the World Series after two wins on the road.


Will ‘Baby Shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo’ do Series debut?

The “Baby Shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo” earworm might just be coming to a World Series near you, if Washington Nationals backup outfielder Gerardo Parra heads to the …