MLB Playoffs

Washington Nationals celebrates after Game 7 of the baseball World Series against the Houston Astros Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, in Houston. The Nationals won 6-2 to win the series. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
October 31, 2019 - 1:48 am
HOUSTON (AP) — What a comeback for the Washington Nationals. The team that was 12 games under .500 before the end of May is now the World Series champion. The Nationals beat the Houston Astros 6-2 on Wednesday night, when they were down 2-0 after six innings. It was Washington's fifth comeback win...
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Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg throws against the Houston Astros during the first inning of Game 6 of the baseball World Series Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Mike Ehrmann, Pool)
The Associated Press
October 30, 2019 - 3:09 am
HOUSTON (AP) — It's been an unconventional road to Game 7 of the World Series for Stephen Strasburg and the Washington Nationals. Seizing the October spotlight he missed out on as a youngster, Strasburg pitched another postseason gem into the ninth inning Tuesday night as the Nationals beat the...
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Washington Nationals' Juan Soto hits a home during the fifth inning of Game 6 of the baseball World Series against the Houston Astros Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
October 29, 2019 - 11:06 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Juan Soto is a youngster going deep in the World Series. Soto's long solo homer in the fifth inning in Game 6 on Tuesday night was his third in the Series, and fifth this postseason. The Nationals left fielder, whose 21st birthday was Friday on the same day as Game 3, broke a tie...
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Washington Nationals' Juan Soto celebrates his home run with teammate Alex Bregman uring the fifth inning of Game 6 of the baseball World Series against the Houston Astros Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
October 29, 2019 - 10:58 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on Game 6 of the World Series (all times local): 10:47 p.m. Stephen Strasburg gutted through without his best fastball to throw five-hit ball for 8 1/3 innings Tuesday night, and now it's on to Game 7 in the first World Series ever in which the visiting team won each of...
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Houston Astros first baseman Yuli Gurriel, left, forces out Washington Nationals' Trea Turner at first to end the seventh inning of Game 4 of the baseball World Series Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
October 26, 2019 - 10:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Game 4 of the World Series (all times local): 11:37 p.m. Brad Peacock worked a scoreless eighth inning and the Houston Astros are three outs away from evening the World Series at 2-2. The Astros lead the Washington Nationals 8-1 in Game 4. If Houston wins, it would...
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FILE - In this Jan. 17, 2018, file photo, Houston Astros Senior Director of Baseball Operations Brandon Taubman attends a baseball news conference in Houston. The Astros have fired Taubman for directing inappropriate comments at female reporters following Houston’s pennant-winning victory over the New York Yankees. (Michael Ciaglo/Houston Chronicle via AP)
October 25, 2019 - 6:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Major League Baseball is conducting a wider probe of the Houston Astros that goes beyond the assistant general manager who was fired this week for inappropriate behavior, concerned about the team's initial denial. Houston terminated manager Brandon Taubman on Thursday, saying he...
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FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2016, file photo, Chicago Cubs' David Ross waits for his turn during batting practice before baseball's National League Championship Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Chicago. The Chicago Cubs have hired former catcher David Ross to replace Joe Maddon as their manager, hoping he can help them get back to the playoffs after missing out for the first since 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
October 24, 2019 - 4:28 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs thought they needed a new voice in the dugout. They are banking on good ol' "Grandpa Rossy" to give them the spark they are seeking. The Cubs hired former catcher David Ross to replace Joe Maddon as their manager Thursday, hoping he can help them get back to the...
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Washington Nationals' Juan Soto celebrates with Ryan Zimmerman after scoring on a hit by Asdrubal Cabrera during the seventh inning of Game 2 of the baseball World Series against the Houston Astros Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
October 23, 2019 - 10:28 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the World Series (all times local): 10:21 p.m. Things only got worse for the Astros after Justin Verlander left. Verlander gave up Kurt Suzuki's tiebreaking homer to lead off the seventh and was done after walking Victor Robles. In came reliever Ryan Pressly, whose...
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Houston Astros' Alex Bregman is congratulated by first base coach Don Kelly after hitting a two-run home run during the first inning of Game 2 of the baseball World Series against the Washington Nationals Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
October 23, 2019 - 7:53 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The chants of "M-V-P!, M-V-P!" still break out from the crowd each time Alex Bregman comes to the plate at home for the Houston Astros. And the cheers got louder when Bregman hit a towering two-run homer in the first inning of Game 2 of the World Series on Wednesday night. Going into...
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Houston Astros' George Springer hits an RBI double during the eighth inning of Game 1 of the baseball World Series against the Washington Nationals Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
October 23, 2019 - 1:35 am
HOUSTON (AP) — The starting rotations for the World Series between the Houston Astros and Washington Nationals are filled with former Cy Young winners and first-round draft picks. Game 1 featured a pair of starting pitchers who were first-round draft picks — and so will Game 2. Two of the hurlers...
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