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Strasburg, Nationals reach record $245M, 7-year deal

Dec. 10, 2019 3:25 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Stephen Strasburg returned to the Washington Nationals with a record contract on the first day of the winter meetings, a deal that puts fellow free agent pitcher Gerrit Cole in position for an even larger payday. Washington and the World Series MVP agreed to a $245 million, seven-year...

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...

Arenado, Gordon get 7th Gold Gloves, Greinke 6th

Nov. 3, 2019 10:40 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Colorado third baseman Nolan Arenado won his seventh straight Gold Glove and pitcher Zack Greinke earned his sixth in a row, getting the National League honor for the fourth months he spent with Arizona before he was traded to Houston. Kansas City left fielder Alex Gordon, who became a...

'A group of heartbroken men': Astros fall short of title

Oct. 31, 2019 2:23 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — It was well within their grasp. The Houston Astros had a shot at a mini dynasty with a second title in three seasons. Instead, they failed to get one win in two chances at home against the Washington Nationals and have an offseason as runner-ups to ponder what might have been. "I've got a...

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,...

Clutch Kendrick lands winning blow as Nats take World Series

Oct. 31, 2019 3:41 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Howie Kendrick sure has a knack for the dramatic. At 36 — eight years removed from his only All-Star appearance — his go-ahead, two-run homer off Will Harris in the seventh inning lifted the Washington Nationals over the Houston Astros 6-2 Wednesday night in Game 7 for his...

Rendon made sure when Nats were down, they were never out

Oct. 31, 2019 2:49 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — When the Washington Nationals were down, Anthony Rendon made sure they were never out. He was Mr. Clutch all October. Houston starter Zack Greinke was cruising with a one-hit shutout and a 2-0 lead in Game 7 of the World Series on Wednesday night. It would be glib to say that's exactly where...

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...

Hinch: "I'll have to live with" bullpen decision in Game 7

Oct. 31, 2019 1:22 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Astros manager AJ Hinch had options. There was Zack Greinke, a veteran ace showing his first signs of fatigue. Out in the bullpen, Gerrit Cole was watching. And of course, Will Harris was warming. What came next, Hinch will contemplate for years. "It's a decision I'll have to live with," he...

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...