Latest Patrick Corbin News

A position-by-position look at the free agent market

Nov. 15, 2019 3:46 AM EST

Patrick Corbin was an exception last offseason. Amid a slow free agent market — some stars didn’t sign until after the start of spring training — Corbin’s search for a new home was over in December when he received a $140 million, six-year contract from Washington. That worked out...

Acing it: Success of Nats, Astros puts attention on starters

Nov. 13, 2019 10:32 AM EST

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Washington went against baseball's trend toward bulked-up bullpens, dedicating 39% of its payroll to three starting pitchers: Max Scherzer, Stephen Strasburg and Patrick Corbin. The trio triumphed, lifting the Nationals to the first World Series title in the team's 51-season...

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,...

Mad Max delivers for World Series champion Nats without win

Oct. 31, 2019 2:23 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Max Scherzer never had a clean inning in Game 7 of the World Series for the Washington Nationals. He finished with more walks than strikeouts and walked off the mound trailing. Yet, Mad Max delivered in the clutch for the Nationals even without getting the win. Boosted by a cortisone...

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...

Juan gone a lot for Nationals in World Series against Astros

Oct. 30, 2019 1:47 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Juan Soto is a youngster going deep in the World Series. Soto's long solo homer in the fifth inning in Game 6 on Tuesday night was his third in the Series, and fifth this postseason. The Nationals left fielder, whose 21st birthday was Friday on the same day as Game 3, broke a tie with Miguel...

Astros' Joe Smith honors late Tyler Skaggs in World Series

Oct. 28, 2019 3:36 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Houston Astros reliever Joe Smith sports Tyler Skaggs' No. 45 on his hat with pride and grief. Smith was proud to call Skaggs a friend and devastated by the Angels pitcher's death this summer at age 27 from a toxic mix of drugs and alcohol. Now in the World Series and being counted on in...

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...