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Strasburg Ks 12, Nats top Cards 8-1; 1 win from World Series

Oct. 15, 2019 12:41 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 100 pitches in, Stephen Strasburg was adamant he wasn't quite ready to leave the latest superb start by a Nationals pitcher against the St. Louis Cardinals in the NL Championship Series — a win that put Washington on the verge of the city's first World Series in 86 years....

LEADING OFF: Strasburg, Nats lead Cards 2-0, Stanton hurt

Oct. 14, 2019 3:03 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: MAKING THEIR PITCH Stephen Strasburg and the Washington Nationals try to move within a win of the World Series. They lead St. Louis 2-0 in the NL Championship Series after dominant starts by Max Scherzer and Aníbal Sánchez — the Cardinals...

Strasburg starts for Nationals, up 2-0 on Cardinals in NLCS

Oct. 13, 2019 9:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thanks to some superb pitching, the countdown is on to the Washington Nationals' first World Series appearance in franchise history. Up 2-0 on the St. Louis Cardinals in the NL Championship Series after near no-hitters from Aníbal Sánchez and Max Scherzer, the Nationals turn to...

LEADING OFF: Paxton vs Verlander in ALCS, day off for NLCS

Oct. 13, 2019 2:41 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: Justin Verlander starts for Houston in Game 2 of the AL Championship Series, trying to even the best-of-seven matchup with the Yankees. New York won the opener 7-0 at Minute Maid Park behind Gleyber Torres' hitting and Masahiro Tanaka's pitching. Verlander...

Scherzer no-hit try into 7th, Nats top Cards, lead NLCS 2-0

Oct. 12, 2019 8:52 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Max Scherzer was strength and fire. Aníbal Sánchez was artistry and deception. Two different styles, two absolute gems for the Washington Nationals. Scherzer followed Sánchez's near no-hitter with a try of his own, and the stingy Nationals beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-1 on...

Nats ace Scherzer loses NLCS no-hit bid in 7th vs Cards

Oct. 12, 2019 6:12 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer lost his no-hit bid on Paul Goldschmidt's clean single leading off the seventh inning in Game 2 of the NL Championship Series against the St. Louis Cardinals. Goldschmidt's line drive dropped in front of left fielder Juan Soto, who played the ball...

Sánchez shines as Nationals beat Cards 2-0 in NLCS opener

Oct. 12, 2019 1:15 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — It turns out Washington's Big Three is a Big Four. Don't forget about Aníbal Sánchez. The right-hander carried a no-hit bid into the eighth inning, Howie Kendrick had two more big swings and the Nationals beat the St. Louis Cardinals 2-0 on Friday night in the NL Championship...

LEADING OFF: Greinke-Tanaka in ALCS opener, Scherzer in StL

Oct. 12, 2019 12:47 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: SHOWTIME Zack Greinke is set to throw the first pitch in the hugely hyped AL Championship Series — Yankees-Astros, starting at Minute Maid Park. "It's the matchup that everybody wants to watch. It's must-see TV right there," Houston shortstop Carlos...

LEADING OFF: Nats, Cards open NLCS, Yanks-Astros set in ALCS

Oct. 11, 2019 2:19 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: WELCOME TO THE NLCS The Washington Nationals play in the NL Championship Series for the first time, taking on St. Louis at Busch Stadium. Aníbal Sánchez starts for the Nats against Miles Mikolas. Both teams won a deciding Game 5 on the road in the NL...

A capsule look at the Nationals-Cardinals playoff series

Oct. 10, 2019 7:13 PM EDT

A look at the best-of-seven National League Championship Series between the Washington Nationals and St. Louis Cardinals: ___ Schedule: (All times EDT) Game 1, Friday, at St. Louis, 8:08 p.m.; Game 2, Saturday, at St. Louis, 4:08 p.m.; Game 3, Monday, at Washington, TBA; Game 4, Tuesday, at Washington, TBA;...