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

HOUSTON (AP) — Howie Kendrick and Anthony Rendon homered in the seventh inning as the Washington Nationals overcame a two-run deficit, rocking the Houston Astros 6-2 on Wednesday night in Game 7 of the World Series to win the first title in franchise history. With all eyes on Max Scherzer and his remarkable recovery after […]

Astros lose 7 to 2 to Nats, World Series goes to Game 7

HOUSTON (AP) — Stephen Strasburg gutted through without his best fastball to throw a five-hitter Tuesday night, and now it’s on to Game 7 in the first World Series ever in which the visiting team won each of the first six games. Adam Eaton and Juan Soto hit solo homers off Justin Verlander in the […]

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

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 the resurgent Houston […]

Soto homers, doubles and Nats win Game 1

HOUSTON (AP) — Juan Soto homered onto the train tracks high above the left field wall and hit a two-run double as the Washington Nationals tagged Gerrit Cole and the Houston Astros 5-4 Tuesday night in the World Series opener. Not even a history-making home run by postseason star George Springer and another drive that nearly […]

World Series: How the Nationals and Astros match up

A position-by-position look at the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros going into the World Series, starting Tuesday night at Minute Maid Park: ___ First Base: Nationals: Ryan Zimmerman. The longtime face of the franchise, Zimmerman was Washington’s first draft pick in 2005 after the team moved to the nation’s capital from Montreal. The fan favorite […]

Soto lifts Nats to 4-3 comeback wild-card win over Brewers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington’s Juan Soto delivered a bases-loaded single against Josh Hader that scored three runs with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning, and the Nationals rallied to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-3 in the NL wild-card game Tuesday night. After Hader loaded the bases by hitting one batter, walking another […]

Cubs come back on Scherzer, top Nationals 9-8 in NLDS Game 5

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Chicago Cubs win whenever they need to, with whatever it takes, even a seven-out save by Wade Davis to preserve a shrinking lead and a “Did that really happen?” four-run inning against Washington’s Max Scherzer in a thriller of a Game 5. That wild, bat-around fifth inning Thursday night for Chicago […]