Latest Michael Brantley News

Nationals top Astros in Game 7 to win 1st World Series title

Oct. 31, 2019 6:27 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Stephen Strasburg paraded the MVP trophy for delirious fans packed behind the dugout. Max Scherzer tearfully hugged his teammates. Gerardo Parra did the Baby Shark chop, Sean Doolittle flapped snow angels next to the mound. Almost out of contention in May, champs in October. Howie Kendrick,...

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...

Strasburg, Nats top Astros 7-2, force World Series Game 7

Oct. 30, 2019 4:10 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — It's been an unconventional road to Game 7 of the World Series for Stephen Strasburg and the Washington Nationals. Seizing the October spotlight he missed out on as a youngster, Strasburg pitched another postseason gem into the ninth inning Tuesday night as the Nationals beat the Houston...

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...

Urquidy, Bregman lead Astros over Nats 8-1 to tie Series 2-2

Oct. 27, 2019 3:09 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Not bad for a TBA. Unheralded rookie José Urquidy outpitched all those big-name aces who preceded him, quieting Washington's bats and the Nationals Park crowd, too. Alex Bregman busted out of his slump with a go-ahead single in the first inning and a grand slam in the seventh, and...

Corbin among many problems for Nats as Series lead vanishes

Oct. 27, 2019 1:18 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Patrick Corbin didn't immediately turn and watch the homer he served up to Houston's Robinson Chirinos in Game 4 of the World Series. Instead, before eventually spinning around and tugging at the red brim of his cap, the Nationals lefty kept staring straight ahead toward home plate, where...

Slumping Astros star Bregman breaks loose, slams Nationals

Oct. 27, 2019 1:18 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — By the time Alex Bregman took nearly 30 seconds to circle the bases, then engaged in a series of animated high-fives, pats, hugs and personalized handshakes between the plate and the dugout, it was pretty clear. See ya, slump. Bregman broke loose Saturday night, putting the Houston Astros...

The Latest: Astros pound Nats 8-1, even World Series 2-2

Oct. 26, 2019 11:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Game 4 of the World Series (all times local): 11:57 p.m. Houston and Washington are all even in a World Series that has been one big road show. Alex Bregman busted out of his slump with a go-ahead single in the first inning and grand slam in the seventh, and the resurgent...

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...