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 ...

Corbin pitches shutout in Nationals 5-0 win over Marlins

Baseball 05/25/19, 17:49

Patrick Corbin pitched a four-hit shutout, Yan Gomes hit a three-run double in the fourth inning and the Washington Nationals beat the Miami Marlins 5-0 on Saturday.Corbin (5-2) faced the minimum through five innings while allowing two singles. The left-hander retired 10 straight batters from the end of the second ...

Mets snap 5-game skid with 5-3 win over Nationals

Baseball 05/20/19, 21:41

Amed Rosario and Pete Alonso homered in the first inning as the New York Mets, after learning embattled manager Mickey Callaway is staying around, broke out of their offensive funk a bit to beat the Washington Nationals 5-3 on Monday night.Carlos Gómez cracked an RBI double off the wall for ...

Corbin Ks 11, Robles homers as Nationals beat Mets 5-1

Baseball 05/15/19, 20:50

Patrick Corbin struck out 11 in eight strong innings and Victor Robles homered to help the Washington Nationals beat the New York Mets 5-1 on Wednesday night.Anthony Rendon had three hits for Washington (17-25), which had lost seven of 10. He had two doubles and a single, scored twice and ...

Corbin shuts down Dodgers again in Nationals’ 6-0 victory

Baseball 05/10/19, 01:04

Patrick Corbin shut down the Los Angeles Dodgers' powerful lineup again, pitching the Washington Nationals to a 6-0 victory Thursday night in the opener of a four-game series.Corbin fired seven smooth innings and Howie Kendrick hit a three-run homer in the first as the Nationals ended a four-game slide and ...

Leading off: Nats skidding into LA, Kikuchi under scrutiny

Baseball 05/08/19, 21:10

A look at what's happening around the majors Thursday:NATIONAL MATTERSThe Nationals try to stop a four-game slide in the series opener at Dodger Stadium. Washington was swept over three games in Milwaukee this week, dropping to 14-22, closer in the standings to the last-place Marlins than the first-place Phillies. Scheduled ...

Weaver solid as Diamondbacks power past Rockies 9-2

Baseball 05/04/19, 22:25

Luke Weaver pitched seven strong innings, Nick Ahmed and Carson Kelly hit back-to-back home runs in a three-run second and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Colorado Rockies 9-2 on Saturday night for their ninth win in 11 games.David Peralta also homered for the Diamondbacks, who have won six straight on ...

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 ...

Cardinals score 6 in 5th inning to beat Nationals 6-3

Baseball 04/29/19, 21:38

Harrison Bader homered to spark a six-run fifth inning as the surging St. Louis Cardinals rallied past Patrick Corbin and the Washington Nationals 6-3 on Monday night in the opener of a four-game series.Marcell Ozuna put the Cardinals ahead 4-3 with a two-run single. Jose Martinez had an RBI double ...

Corbin, Robles lead Nationals to 6-3 win over Rockies

Baseball 04/23/19, 23:17

Patrick Corbin pitched six strong innings, Victor Robles hit a three-run double, and the Washington Nationals beat the Colorado Rockies 6-3 on Tuesday night.Corbin (2-0) gave up three runs — two earned — and five hits, and had a key base hit in Washington's four-run third inning. He struck out ...

Corbin earns 1st win with Nationals, beats Giants 4-2

Hockey 04/18/19, 15:05

Patrick Corbin took a one-hitter into the eighth inning to earn his first win with Washington, Wilmer Difo homered and the Nationals beat the punchless San Francisco Giants 4-2 Thursday.Signed to a $140 million, six-year contract in December after pitching for six seasons in Arizona, Corbin started three games without ...

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 ...

Even as defending champ, Braves still underdogs in NL East

Baseball 03/19/19, 09:34

Freddie Freeman believes the Phillies, Nationals and Mets made so many moves this offseason because they wanted to catch up to the 2018 NL East champion Braves.If hype matters, those division rivals already passed the Braves. For Atlanta, repeating as division champion may be even more difficult than their surprise ...

Molina plays for 1st time this spring, Ohtani plays catch

Sports 03/08/19, 19:54

Leaving the clubhouse after his first exhibition game this year, St. Louis catcher Yadier Molina got a fist bump from third baseman Matt Carpenter."It's good to have you back," said Carpenter, one All-Star to another.Molina went 1 for 2 as a designated hitter Friday, the 36-year-old's first game since left ...

Cardinals’ Yadier Molina singles in return from knee surgery

Baseball 03/08/19, 16:56

Leaving the clubhouse following his first exhibition game this year, St. Louis catcher Yadier Molina received a congratulatory fist bump from third baseman Matt Carpenter."It's good to have you back," said Carpenter, one All-Star to another.Molina went 1 for 2 as a designated hitter Friday, the 36-year-old's first game since ...

After veteran salaries drop, baseball players want change

Baseball 02/20/19, 16:18

While Manny Machado agreed to a pending $300 million, 10-year contract with San Diego and Bryce Harper is likely to top Giancarlo Stanton's record $325 million, 13-year deal, many less-than-superstar veterans have been routed on the free-agent market.Of the 111 announced agreements among the 164 players who exercised their free-agency ...

Diamondbacks prepare for life without Goldschmidt

Baseball 02/08/19, 13:29

For the first time in years, the Arizona Diamondbacks begin spring training without Paul Goldschmidt as the quiet, powerful anchor of the team.A.J. Pollock and Patrick Corbin won't be there, either.Times are changing for the Diamondbacks, who have significant holes to fill, to say the least."I feel like it's going ...

source: Nationals, Hellickson agree to $1.3M for 2019

Sports 02/06/19, 18:29

Right-hander Jeremy Hellickson and the Washington Nationals have agreed in principle to a $1.3 million, one-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the deal was subject to a successful physical exam.The 31-year-old Hellickson could ...

Nationals again boost rotation, agree to deal with Sanchez

Sports 12/27/18, 15:49

The Washington Nationals have agreed to terms on a two-year contract with right-hander Anibal Sanchez.The deal, announced Thursday by the Nationals, includes a team option for 2021.The 34-year-old Sanchez will add depth to Washington's new-look rotation after boosting his appeal with a comeback season for NL East rival Atlanta. The ...

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