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Trump honors World Series champion Nationals at White House

Nov. 5, 2019 4:55 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump mostly stuck to sports Monday while honoring the World Series champion Washington Nationals, who had a handful of players skip the White House visit. Amid an impeachment inquiry on Capitol Hill and Washington feting its first Major League Baseball champion since...

The Latest: Nats beat Astros 6-2 to win first World Series

Oct. 30, 2019 11:52 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on Game 7 of the World Series (all times local): 10:50 p.m. Howie Kendrick and Anthony Rendon homered in the seventh inning as the Washington Nationals overcame a two-run deficit and rocked the Houston Astros 6-2 Wednesday night in Game 7 to claim the first World Series title in...

Suzuki scratched from Nats lineup for World Series Game 7

Oct. 30, 2019 5:36 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Nationals catcher Kurt Suzuki has been scratched from Washington's starting lineup for the deciding Game 7 of the World Series against the Houston Astros. Suzuki missed the last three games while dealing with a hip flexor strain. The 36-year-old, who homered in Game 2, was initially listed...

The Latest: Nats beat Astros 7-2, force Game 7

Oct. 29, 2019 11:58 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on Game 6 of the World Series (all times local): 10:47 p.m. Stephen Strasburg gutted through without his best fastball to throw five-hit ball for 8 1/3 innings Tuesday night, and now it's on to Game 7 in the first World Series ever in which the visiting team won each of the first...

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

Oct. 29, 2019 4:40 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Washington catcher Kurt Suzuki is out of the Nationals lineup again for Game 6 of the World Series. Suzuki missed the past two games because of a hip flexor strain, and after a travel day still wasn't in the lineup Tuesday night against the Houston Astros and Justin Verlander. The Nationals...

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

Oct. 29, 2019 4:32 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — 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 Robles missed the strike zone. By at least an inch, clearly. That's not how Lance Barksdale saw it. He rung up Robles on...

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

Oct. 28, 2019 2:13 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Gerrit Cole and the Houston Astros went to Washington, hoping to snap out of their funk and bring the World Series back to Minute Maid Park. Not only are they heading home with more games to play, now they're just one win from another crown. Handed the ball for what was supposed to be a...

Nationals fans get empty feeling after 3 straight losses

Oct. 28, 2019 12:35 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nationals fans hoped to celebrate a championship with the home team this weekend at the first World Series in Washington since 1933. Instead, the red-clad, towel-waving faithful watched the teetering Nationals absorb three straight defeats by a collective 19-3 score. Following a 7-1...

The Latest: Cole pitches Astros to 3-2 Series lead over Nats

Oct. 27, 2019 11:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Game 5 of the World Series (all times local): 11:27 p.m. The Houston Astros handed the ball to Gerrit Cole, and he gave them a firm grip on the World Series. Cole looked exactly like the stud who dominated baseball most of this season, bouncing back from a Game 1 clunker to...

Suzuki out of Nats' starting lineup for World Series Game 4

Oct. 26, 2019 5:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — 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. Suzuki had not been expected to start with left-hander Patrick Corbin on the mound for Washington. Yan Gomes has been Corbin's personal...