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

U.S. 10/30/19, 23:05

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 final, late rally on the road. In Game 7 of the World Series, no less. Washington Nationals' Howie Kendrick hits a two-run home run during the seventh ...

Nats blow another lead behind Scherzer, Marlins win 3-2

Sports 05/27/19, 17:00

This time, the Nationals beleaguered bullpen wasn't alone in blowing yet another lead.José Ureña pitched seven solid innings, Washington again fell apart late behind ace Max Scherzer and the Miami Marlins beat the Nationals 3-2 Sunday to avoid a four-game sweep.After Scherzer went six innings and left leading 2-1, Tanner ...

Mets stun Doolittle, Nationals in 8th for 6-1 win

Baseball 05/22/19, 21:28

Juan Lagares hit a go-ahead, three-run double off Washington closer Sean Doolittle, Rajai Davis capped the six-run eighth inning with a three-run homer in his first at-bat for the Mets and New York rallied to beat the Nationals 6-1 Wednesday night.Max Scherzer stranded seven runners in six shutout innings, and ...

Parra hits grand slam as Nationals rally to beat Dodgers 5-2

Baseball 05/11/19, 23:19

Gerardo Parra's grand slam in the eighth inning helped the Washington Nationals rally for a 5-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday night.Parra — signed by the Nationals on Thursday after being designated for assignment by San Francisco last week — hit a fastball by Dylan Floro on ...

Leading off: Brewers streaking, Scherzer skid, d’Arnaud deal

Sports 05/10/19, 20:12

A look at what's happening around the majors Saturday:SOMETHING BREWIN'Zach Davies (4-0, 1.56 ERA) starts for the Brewers as they go for their eighth straight win. Ryan Braun homered as Milwaukee won the series opener 7-0 at Wrigley Field on Friday, pulling into a virtual tie with the Cubs for ...

Suzuki, Robles homer in 8th to lead Nationals past Phillies

Baseball 05/04/19, 22:27

Kurt Suzuki and Victor Robles hit consecutive home runs in the eighth inning to rally the Washington Nationals to a 10-8 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday night.It was just the third win in the last 10 for the Nationals, whose injuries continued to pile up.Already without Ryan Zimmerman ...

Washington Nationals fire pitching coach Derek Lilliquist

Sports 05/02/19, 21:43

The Washington Nationals have fired pitching coach Derek Lilliquist.Minor league pitching coordinator Paul Menhart has been promoted to replace Lilliquist. General manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement Thursday, moments after the Nationals beat the St. Louis Cardinals 2-1 in a game delayed 2½ hours by rain at the start.The victory ...

Mikolas, Cardinals down Nationals 5-1 for 5th win in row

Baseball 05/01/19, 21:15

Miles Mikolas outpitched Max Scherzer, Marcell Ozuna had three hits and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Washington Nationals 5-1 Wednesday night for their fifth straight win.José Martínez drove in two runs for the Cardinals, who have won 10 of 11.Washington has lost the first three games of the series ...

Renfroe, Hosmer homer as Padres edge Nationals 4-3

Baseball 04/26/19, 21:32

Hunter Renfroe hit a tiebreaking solo drive in the ninth inning, and the San Diego Padres topped Washington 4-3 on Friday night after Carter Kieboom went deep for the Nationals in his major league debut.Renfroe, who entered as a defensive replacement in the eighth inning, drove Sean Doolittle's 1-2 pitch ...

Granderson homers, Marlins tag Scherzer in 9-3 win over Nats

Baseball 04/20/19, 21:11

Curtis Granderson homered and the Miami Marlins busted out at the plate after changing hitting coaches, roughing up ace Max Scherzer in beating the Washington Nationals 9-3 on Saturday night to win a series for the first time this season.Brian Anderson doubled twice and the Marlins finished with 11 hits ...

Martin hits RBI double in 9th, Pirates stop Nationals 4-3

Baseball 04/14/19, 15:40

Rookie Jason Martin hit a tiebreaking double in the top of the ninth inning against Washington's shaky bullpen, then Felipe Vázquez escaped a bases-loaded jam Sunday to give the Pittsburgh Pirates a 4-3 win over the Nationals.The Pirates took two of three and won a series at Nationals Park for ...

Scherzer gets 1st win, Nats beat wild Mets 12-9

Baseball 04/07/19, 16:36

Max Scherzer got his first win, Anthony Rendon hit a three-run homer and the Washington Nationals were helped by 12 walks in a 12-9 win over the New York Mets on Sunday.Scherzer (1-2) allowed four runs and eight hits in 6 1/3 innings with seven strikeouts, no walks and two ...

Leading off: Harper returns to DC, Lindor sees specialist

Baseball 04/01/19, 19:44

A look at what's happening around the majors Tuesday:BRYCE IS BACKFrom the moment Bryce Harper signed his $330 million, 13-year deal with the Phillies, this game is the one everyone has been thinking about: Tuesday night marks Harper's initial visit to Nationals Park to face his former team. What will ...

Bryce Harper to play 1st game as visitor at Nationals Park

Sports 04/01/19, 13:48

From the moment Bryce Harper signed his $330 million, 13-year deal with the Philadelphia Phillies, this game is the one everyone has been thinking about.Tuesday night marks Harper's initial visit to Nationals Park to face his former team.What will the crowd's reaction be the first time he steps to that ...

Turner hits 2 HRs as Nationals beat Mets 6-5 for 1st win

Baseball 03/31/19, 16:20

Trea Turner homered twice, including a game-ending solo shot in the ninth inning, and the Washington Nationals beat the New York Mets 6-5 on Sunday for their first win of the season.Turner earlier hit a three-run homer and also scored in the fifth to put Washington up 4-1. The Nationals ...

Leading off: Corbin debuts with Nats, Harper in the swing

Sports 03/30/19, 19:29

A look at what's happening around the majors Sunday:$140 MILLION MANPatrick Corbin begins earning the $140 million contract he signed with the Nationals, making his first start for his new team against the visiting Mets. The 29-year-old lefty was considered the top starting pitcher on the free agent market and ...

Nationals lose 1st game of 2019 with 2018-type miscues

Baseball 03/29/19, 01:41

In some respects, the first game of 2019 felt a bit like a remnant of 2018 all over again for manager Dave Martinez and the Washington Nationals.As much as the roster has been reworked after missing the playoffs, with plenty of folks gone — most prominently, of course, Bryce Harper ...

Scherzer highest-paid player, Red Sox top payroll list again

Sports 03/28/19, 21:07

Washington pitcher Max Scherzer took over from Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout as baseball's highest-paid player at $37.4 million and the World Series champion Boston Red Sox remained the sport's bigger spender for the second straight year, according to a study of major league salaries by The Associated Press.Baseball's ...

Cano’s HR, deGrom’s 10 Ks lift Mets past Scherzer, Nats 2-0

Sports 03/28/19, 15:09

Robinson Cano homered in his debut at-bat for the Mets then added a late RBI single, Jacob deGrom outpitched Max Scherzer as each struck out at least 10 in a sterling matchup between the winners of the past three NL Cy Young Awards, and New York edged the Bryce Harper-less ...

Leading off: Harper, champ Red Sox open, all 30 teams play

Baseball 03/27/19, 17:04

A look at what's happening around the majors Thursday:FOR OPENERSBryce Harper, Mookie Betts, Mike Trout and everyone else is set to play, at last. All 30 teams are in action, with opening day on deck at Yankee Stadium, Dodger Stadium and ballparks in between. The forecast is pretty good in ...

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