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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...

Today in History

Oct. 16, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Oct. 16, the 289th day of 2019. There are 76 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 16, 1962, the Cuban missile crisis began as President John F. Kennedy was informed that reconnaissance photographs had revealed the presence of missile bases in Cuba. On...

Phils' Middleton overruled MacPhail, Klentak to fire Kapler

Oct. 11, 2019 5:44 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — John Middleton runs the show in Philadelphia. The Phillies managing partner made that clear Friday, a day after manager Gabe Kapler was fired despite resistance from Team President Andy MacPhail and general manager Matt Klentak. "A CEO's responsibility is to ensure an organization...

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...

Phillies fire manager Gabe Kapler in hyped season gone wrong

Oct. 10, 2019 7:54 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Gabe Kapler took the fall for the Philadelphia Phillies. He was fired Thursday, nearly two weeks after a disappointing finish to a season of big expectations highlighted by Bryce Harper's arrival. Kapler went 161-163 in two years, his team unable to deliver following its offseason...

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;...

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

Oct. 10, 2019 4:11 PM EDT

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 the first time since 2014 after a stunner of an inning in Atlanta. They'll face the Washington Nationals, who dispatched their playoff demons with an upset of the...

Kendrick slam in 10th lifts Nats over Dodgers 7-3, into NLCS

Oct. 10, 2019 2:53 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Howie Kendrick and the Washington Nationals got down again but were never out — and they finally ended their streak of playoff series futility in grand fashion. Kendrick hit a tiebreaking grand slam in the 10th inning and the Nationals, boosted by a lightning rally against Clayton...

Uncertainty surrounds Gabe Kapler's future with Phillies

Sep. 30, 2019 4:20 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Gabe Kapler wants the opportunity to lead the Philadelphia Phillies back to the postseason after consecutive collapses in September. It's still uncertain whether he'll get another chance. A season that began with high expectations following the arrival of Bryce Harper and other...

LEADING OFF: Skippers on the hot seat, playoff teams ailing

Sep. 29, 2019 9:53 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors Monday: HOT SEAT The day after the regular season can be dicey for managers — a lot of teams like to make changes. A couple of clubs got a head start on their winter plans Sunday, with the Cubs announcing Joe Maddon wouldn't be back and the Pirates firing Clint...