Latest NL West News

Cole trying to join list of great postseasons on mound

Oct. 15, 2019 2:51 AM EDT

Even on a team with three stars in the starting rotation, Gerrit Cole has stood out in these playoffs. The 29-year-old right-hander won twice for Houston in the AL Division Series, allowing only one run in 15 2/3 innings. He'll take the mound Tuesday in Game 3 of the AL Championship Series against the New York...

Manager Dave Roberts, Andrew Friedman to return to Dodgers

Oct. 14, 2019 7:33 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts and president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman will be back next season. Roberts led the team to its seventh straight NL West title and a franchise-record 106 wins — second-most in the majors — but he's been criticized for his...

Nationals C Suzuki returns to lineup for Game 2 of NLCS

Oct. 12, 2019 4:17 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Washington catcher Kurt Suzuki is in the starting lineup for Game 2 of the NL Championship Series after being sidelined by a head injury. Suzuki got hurt during Washington's clinching victory in Game 5 of the NLDS against the Dodgers on Wednesday night. He was hit on the left wrist by a...

David Freese, 2011 World Series MVP, retires at 36

Oct. 12, 2019 3:24 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — David Freese retired Saturday after an 11-year career in the majors in which he shone brightest in the postseason, winning a World Series title with the St. Louis Cardinals in 2011 when he was MVP. The 36-year-old infielder made the announcement on Twitter. He was a career .277 hitter...

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...

NLCS rosters: Nationals reliever Hudson on paternity list

Oct. 11, 2019 6:20 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Washington Nationals were without one of their top relievers for the start of the NL Championship Series after Daniel Hudson was placed on the postseason paternity list. Hudson and his wife welcomed a baby girl Friday. Nationals manager Dave Martinez said everyone is healthy. "He's...

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...

Padres pitcher accused of breaking into Arizona home

Oct. 10, 2019 10:36 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Police arrested San Diego Padres pitcher Jacob Nix after he was accused of breaking into a suburban Phoenix home through a doggie door and was shot with a Taser by the homeowner. Nix, who is facing two counts of criminal trespassing, was released this week from the Maricopa County jail on...

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;...

From 106 wins to early defeat, Dodgers fall short again

Oct. 10, 2019 5:06 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It's back to the drawing board — again — for the Los Angeles Dodgers, whose World Series title drought now extends to 31 years. This time, they didn't even make it that far. The Dodgers' postseason fell apart in the NL Division Series with a 7-3 defeat to the Washington...