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UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 21, 2019

Hot Gerrit Cole, Astros face Max Scherzer, Nationals in World Series opener

Gerrit Cole enters this matchup against fellow ace Max Scherzer at 19-0 in his past 25 starts, including three wins in the playoffs. No pitcher has ever won 20 in …


Capital hill: Astros, Nationals rely on rotations in World Series

Gerrit Cole is set to throw the first pitch of the World Series on Tuesday night in Houston. He led the majors with 326 strikeouts, was second to Verlander in …


Bumpy road for Nationals manager leads to ‘beautiful place’

Rough as things were when Washington was 19-31 and people were wondering whether Nationals manager Dave Martinez was in over his head and might get fired, he never wavered. Just …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 16, 2019

Seattle Mariners now stand alone – as only Major League Baseball team never to reach World Series

As Washington Nationals players raucously celebrated their dominant National League Championship Series sweep of the St. Louis Cardinals, the franchise failures of the Seattle Mariners gained a new level of …


There from the start for Nationals, Ryan Zimmerman in 1st Series

Ryan Zimmerman has been through it all with the Washington Nationals and now he will get to play in the franchise’s first World Series – and the first for any …


Cardinals implode in 1st inning, swept by Nationals in NLCS

Mike Shildt took the ball from Dakota Hudson and patted him on the back of the neck. Hudson was out of the game after recording one out on 15 pitches …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 15, 2019

Wild-card Nationals head to World Series with sweep of Cards

Washington is heading to the World Series for the first time in 86 years after the wild-card Nationals used a seven-run first inning and Patrick Corbin’s 12-strikeout performance to beat …


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 …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 12, 2019

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

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.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 10, 2019

NLCS surprise: Top 2 teams out, leaving Cards vs Nats

With the top teams out of the mix, it’s on to a most unlikely matchup in the NL Championship Series. The St. Louis Cardinals are back in the NLCS for …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 9, 2019

Howie Kendrick’s grand slam in 10th inning sends Washington Nationals to National League Championship Series

Howie Kendrick hit a tiebreaking grand slam off Joe Kelly in the 10th inning, and the Washington Nationals overcame a three-run deficit with a late rally to beat the Los …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 8, 2019

Stephen Strasburg vs. Walker Buehler as Nats, Dodgers decide NLDS in Game 5

Stephen Strasburg’s 2012 shutdown is a distant memory by now. This sort of setting and stakes – Game 5 against the Los Angeles Dodgers, with the outcome of the NL …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 7, 2019

Max Scherzer, Ryan Zimmerman lead Nationals past Dodgers to force Game 5

Max Scherzer’s season-saving, seven-inning pitching performance and Ryan Zimmerman’s three-run homer lifted the wild-card Washington Nationals to a 6-1 victory over the league-best Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday to force …


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: Fri., Oct. 4, 2019

Stephen Strasburg, Max Scherzer pitch Nats past Dodgers to even NLDS

Stephen Strasburg turned in another dominant playoff outing, Max Scherzer overpowered Los Angeles for an inning out of the bullpen and the Washington Nationals held off the Dodgers 4-2 Friday …


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 …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 1, 2019

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: Mon., Sept. 30, 2019

Baseball notebook: Scherzer, Nats open MLB playoffs vs Brewers

Max Scherzer throws the first pitch of this year’s playoffs when Washington takes on the Milwaukee Brewers in the NL wild-card game at Nationals Park (Tuesday, 5:08 p.m. PDT).


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 28, 2019

MLB roundup: Nationals beat Indians 10-7, will host NL wild-card game

The Washington Nationals assured themselves of hosting the NL wild-card game by holding on to beat the already-eliminated Cleveland Indians 10-7 Saturday with the help of Gerardo Parra’s grand slam …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 27, 2019

Max Scherzer will start NL wild-card game for Nationals

The Nationals don’t know which team they’ll face in the NL wild-card game or where it will be played, but they do know this: Three-time Cy Young Award winner Max …



MLB roundup: Ronald Acuna, Braves pound Nationals, clinch playoff spot

Ronald Acuna Jr. ignited a four-run rally with the go-ahead, two-run double, and the NL East-leading Atlanta Braves clinched a playoff berth with a 10-1 victory over the Washington Nationals …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 25, 2019

MLB roundup: Anthony Rendon helps Nats sweep Cubs 7-5 in 11 for 5th straight win

Anthony Rendon homered and had four hits, including an RBI single in the 11th inning, and the Washington Nationals beat the Chicago Cubs 7-5 on Sunday for their fifth straight …


From 12 games under to 10 over, Nats lead NL wild-card race

Right now, 19-31 is just a distant memory for the Washington Nationals. Even without Max Scherzer for all but one game over the past month-plus, even with recurring bullpen issues, …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 14, 2019

Nationals ace Max Scherzer declares himself ready to return

Three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer says he is ready to get in a game for the Washington Nationals and come off the injured list. Scherzer played catch at …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019

AP source: Greg Holland, Nats agree in principle on minors deal

A person familiar with the deal says right-handed reliever Greg Holland and the Washington Nationals have an agreement in principle on a minor league contract. The deal is pending the …


MLB roundup: Josh Donaldson homers in 10th, lifts Braves over Nationals 5-4

Josh Donaldson homered against Sean Doolittle in the top of the 10th, and the Atlanta Braves pulled out a 5-4 victory over the Washington Nationals on Wednesday to take two …



MLB roundup: Stephen Strasburg wins 7th straight start, Nats beat Dodgers 11-4

Stephen Strasburg tossed seven masterful innings to win his seventh consecutive start, leading the Washington Nationals to an 11-4 rout of the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday.