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Joe Maddon returns to Los Angeles Angels as manager

Oct. 16, 2019 10:41 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Joe Maddon is back under the halo. Maddon agreed to a three-year deal to become the Los Angeles Angels' manager on Wednesday, reuniting the World Series-winning former bench boss of the Chicago Cubs with the organization where he spent the first three decades of his baseball career....

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

Oct. 16, 2019 4:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bottle of beer in hand, Ryan Zimmerman stood alone in the Nationals Park home clubhouse for a few moments, taking in the scene while his teammates celebrated reaching Washington's first World Series since 1933. Eventually, someone threw an arm around the 35-year-old Zimmerman's shoulders...

Woeful Mariners now only team never to reach World Series

Oct. 16, 2019 3:06 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — And then there was one. The Washington Nationals are off to the World Series for the first time in franchise history after sweeping the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday night, becoming the final National League team to reach the Fall Classic and leaving a single team with the distinction of...

NLCS sweep puts damper on Cardinals' 92-win season

Oct. 16, 2019 1:19 PM EDT

From one corner of a sullen clubhouse came the glass half full view of the St. Louis Cardinals' season. "People did not think we were going to be here," veteran pitcher Adam Wainwright said. "I think if you had asked Cardinals (fans) in spring training if we got to the NLCS, would they be happy? Most of them...

Nats sweep Cards; DC in World Series for 1st time since '33

Oct. 16, 2019 1:05 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the Washington Nationals moved a party 86 years in the making from their ballpark's infield to a booze-filled clubhouse, manager Dave Martinez paused near the dugout and thrust the silver NL Championship Series trophy overhead, to the delight of loud, delirious fans still in the...

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

Oct. 16, 2019 12:42 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — 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 against eight Washington Nationals batters, and the St. Louis Cardinals were on the receiving end of what they did to the Atlanta Braves in...

What to watch in Washington: The debate or the Nats?

Oct. 15, 2019 11:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tuesday night presented a genuine televised quandary for many Washingtonians. On one hand there was the fourth Democratic presidential debate in a town that follows politics like other places follow sports. On the other hand, there was an actual sporting event: the underdog Washington...

DC team back in World Series for first time in 86 years, Nationals sweep Cardinals in NL Championship Series

Oct. 15, 2019 11:17 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — DC team back in World Series for first time in 86 years, Nationals sweep Cardinals in NL Championship Series.

Corbin 1st with 10 Ks in 1st 4 innings of postseason game

Oct. 15, 2019 9:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Nationals left-hander Patrick Corbin is the first pitcher with 10 strikeouts in the first four innings of a postseason game, according to STATS . The Nationals led the St. Louis Cardinals 7-1 as Game 4 of the NL Championship Series headed to the fifth inning Tuesday night....

Down 3-0 in NLCS, slumping Cardinals make lineup changes

Oct. 15, 2019 6:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Shildt has benched Dexter Fowler and made several other changes to his slumping lineup for Game 4 of the NL Championship Series against the Washington Nationals. The Cardinals enter Tuesday night's game having scored a grand total of two runs and managed...