HOUSTON - Almost out of contention in May, champs in October.Howie Kendrick, Anthony Rendon and the Washington Nationals completed their amazing comeback journey - fittingly with one last late rally on the road.In Game 7 of the World Series, no less.Kendrick ...
Oct 31, 2019
STEPHEN Strasburg gutted through without his best fastball to throw a five-hitter Tuesday night, and now it's on to Game Seven in the first World Series ever in which the visiting team won each of the first six games.Adam ...
Oct 30, 2019
WASHINGTON - The Houston Astros handed the ball to Gerrit Cole, and he gave them a firm grip on the World Series.Minus ailing ace Max Scherzer, the Nationals were no match in this Washington wipeout.Cole looked exactly like the stud who ...
Oct 28, 2019
WASHINGTON - José Urquidy outpitched all those big-name aces who preceded him, the unheralded Houston rookie quieting Washington's bats and the Nationals Park crowd, too.Houston and Washington are all even in a World Series that has been one big ...
Oct 27, 2019
WASHINGTON - On a night of pitching dangerously, Zack Greinke and the Houston Astros' bullpen kept escaping.They baffled batters when it mattered most, shutting down an October offense of uncanny timeliness.Washington threatened in each of the first six innings but ...
Oct 26, 2019
HOUSTON - Stephen Strasburg's time had come.Famously held out of the postseason seven years ago, Strasburg delivered on the biggest stage of all Wednesday night (Thursday, Manila time).The right-hander outdueled fellow ace Justin Verlander, overcoming a shaky start ...
Oct 24, 2019
HOUSTON - Juan Soto and the Washington Nationals quickly derailed the Cole Express.A 20-year-old prodigy with a passion for the big moment, Soto homered onto the train tracks high above the left field wall and hit a two-run double ...
Oct 23, 2019
HOUSTON - Justin Verlander will follow Gerrit Cole and start Game Two of the World Series for Houston against Washington on Wednesday (Thursday, Manila time).Zack Greinke will start for the Astros on Friday when the Series resumes at Nationals Park."Greinke gets ...
Oct 22, 2019
NOW this is a serious World Series throw-down.Gerrit Cole, Justin Verlander and Zack Greinke vs. Max Scherzer, Stephen Strasburg and Patrick Corbin - all of them All-Star starters, still pitching at their peak.It's a mound meeting that ...
Oct 21, 2019
WASHINGTON - More than 100 pitches in, Stephen Strasburg was adamant he wasn't quite ready to leave the latest superb start by a Nationals pitcher against the St. Louis Cardinals in the NL Championship Series - a win that put Washington on ...
Oct 15, 2019
WASHINGTON - After all the heartache and close calls, all the early exits, maybe it makes sense that a 20-year-old kid who never had been to the postseason, Juan Soto, would help the Washington Nationals finally advance.And maybe, just maybe, ...
Oct 2, 2019
WASHINGTON - Max Scherzer says he's all set to pitch. Not in the minors. In the majors. For the Washington Nationals. As soon as possible.On the injured list for all but one game over the past five weeks because of ...
Aug 15, 2019
MIAMI - Max Scherzer struck out 10 in eight innings and won his fifth straight start, leading the Washington Nationals over the Miami Marlins, 6-1, on Tuesday night (Wednesday, Manila time).The three-time Cy Young Award winner also had two hits ...
Jun 26, 2019
WASHINGTON - Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer suffered a broken nose when he took a ball off his face during batting practice on Tuesday (Wednesday, Manila time).Scherzer was injured while attempting a bunt. The team said a CT scan was negative.The ...
Jun 19, 2019
WASHINGTON - The Nationals need major improvement from their woeful bullpen if they want to contend in the NL East.Sunday's performance (Monday, Manila time) could be the start of a turnaround.Five Washington relievers combined for eight scoreless innings, and ...
Apr 29, 2019
MIAMI - Stephen Strasburg walked off the field after a 1-2-3 eighth inning, and when his manager and teammates lined up in the dugout to punctuate his performance with a round of handshakes, he ignored them and made a beeline down ...
Apr 22, 2019
ATLANTA - Nationals ace Max Scherzer singled as a pinch hitter in the 14th inning and scored the tiebreaking run on Wilmer Difo's triple, sparking Washington to a 5-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Saturday (Sunday, Manila time).In ...
Jun 3, 2018
WASHINGTON - Juan Soto, the youngest player in the majors at 19, hit a three-run homer in his first career start as the Washington Nationals defeated the San Diego Padres, 10-2, on Monday (Tuesday, Manila time).Mark Reynolds had two solo ...
May 22, 2018
PHOENIX - Max Scherzer struck out 11 over seven innings of four-hit ball, Trea Turner hit a leadoff home run and the Washington Nationals beat the Arizona Diamondbacks, 3-1, on Friday night (Saturday, Manila time).Scherzer (7-1) retired 15 in ...
May 12, 2018
PEDRO Martinez and Madison Bumgarner made it look easy.For Max Scherzer, pitching in relief proved a lot rougher.When Scherzer took the mound in the top of the fifth on Thursday night in Washington (Friday, Manila time), the Nationals were clinging ...
Oct 14, 2017
WASHINGTON - This is nothing new for the Washington Nationals: enjoy the euphoria of an NL East title, then the disappointment of a Division Series exit - usually with a narrow Game Five loss, usually at home.So once again, this time by virtue ...
Oct 14, 2017
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