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  1. World Series Game 2: Giants at Royals

    Oct 22, 2014, 4:26 PM EDT

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    WORLD SERIES GAME 2: SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS at KANSAS CITY ROYALS Series: Giants lead series 1-0 Where: Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City Gametime: 8:07 p.m. TV: FOX Radio: ESPN Radio Weather: Partly cloudy, 64 degrees, wind 7 mph Starting pitchers: SF RHP Jake Peavy (7-13, 3.73) / KC RHP Yordano Ventura (14-10, 3.20) Game 1 of the World Series was a bit of a bust, as…

  2. World Series Game 1: Giants at Royals

    Oct 21, 2014, 7:46 PM EDT

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    WORLD SERIES GAME 1: SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS at KANSAS CITY ROYALS Series: Tied at 0-0 Where: Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City Gametime: 8:07 p.m. TV: FOX Radio: ESPN Radio Weather: Clear, 68 degrees, wind 5 mph Starting pitchers: SF LHP Madison Bumgarner (18-10, 2.98) / KC RHP James Shields (14-8, 3.21) After four long days without baseball, the action finally returns on Tuesday night with…

  3. Important offseason dates to keep in mind

    Oct 18, 2014, 3:12 PM EDT

    Associated Press

    While the Giants and Royals get set to play the 2014 World Series, the Nationals and 27 other MLB teams are in the early stages of their offseason. Here is a look at some important dates to keep in mind while you wait the four long months before pitchers and catchers report to spring training…

  4. LaRoche would love to finish his career with Nats

    Oct 17, 2014, 12:04 PM EDT

    USA Today Sports Images

    Adam LaRoche checked in with CSN last night on SportsTalk Live with Brian Mitchell. The first baseman talked about a variety of subjects as part of a promotion for a baseball complex he built back home in Kansas for local kids. Before getting to his charitable work, LaRoche discussed how he is rooting for his…

  5. NLCS Game 5 pits Wainwright vs. Bumgarner

    Oct 16, 2014, 3:33 PM EDT

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    NLCS GAME 5: ST. LOUIS CARDINALS at SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS  Series: Giants lead 3-1 Where: AT&T Park, San Francisco Gametime: 8:07 p.m. TV: FS1 Radio: ESPN Radio Weather: Cloudy, 59 degrees, wind 5 mph Starting pitchers: STL RHP Adam Wainwright (20-9, 2.38) / SF LHP Madison Bumgarner (18-10, 2.98) Game 1 of the NLCS was a showdown of aces, as Adam Wainwright and Madison…

  6. Baseball in the District – Offseason preview with Zuckerman & Loverro

    Oct 16, 2014, 12:25 PM EDT

    Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER

    ‘Baseball in the District’ is back for an offseason preview show, as Tim Murray of ESPN 980 and I welcomed in Mark Zuckerman and Thom Loverro as guests to look ahead to 2015. Mark was great on the Nationals’ priority list for this offseason, what went wrong for the Nats in the NLDS and how…

  7. ALCS, NLCS move forward with Game 4s

    Oct 15, 2014, 3:04 PM EDT

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    ALCS GAME 4: BALTIMORE ORIOLES at KANSAS CITY ROYALS Series: Royals lead 3-0 Where: Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City Gametime: 4:07 p.m. TV: TBS Radio: ESPN Radio Weather: Sunny, 66 degrees, wind 9 mph Starting pitchers: BAL RHP Miguel Gonzalez (10-9, 3.23) / KC LHP Jason Vargas (11-10, 3.71) The Royals kept their miraculous run going on Tuesday night with another gritty win thanks to sound defense,…

  8. Pair of Championship Series Game 3s tonight

    Oct 14, 2014, 3:23 PM EDT

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    NLCS GAME 3: ST. LOUIS CARDINALS at SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS  Series: Series tied at 1-1 Where: AT&T Park, San Francisco Gametime: 4:07 p.m. TV: FS1 Radio: ESPN Radio Weather: Cloudy, 68 degrees, wind 8 mph Starting pitchers: STL RHP John Lackey (14-10, 3.82) / SF RHP Tim Hudson (9-13, 3.57) The Cardinals bounced back to even the series in Game 2 in…

  9. ALCS Game 3: Orioles at Royals (postponed)

    Oct 13, 2014, 3:58 PM EDT

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    UPDATE AT 4:50 P.M. — Tonight’s game has been postponed due to rain. Game 3 will now be Tuesday at 8:07 p.m., with Game 4 on Wednesday at 4:07 p.m. and Game 5 (if necessary) on Thursday at 4:07 p.m. If the series returns to Baltimore, Games 6 (Friday at 8:07 p.m.) and 7 (Saturday…

  10. NLCS Game 2: Giants at Cardinals

    Oct 12, 2014, 6:02 PM EDT

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    NLCS GAME 2: SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS at ST. LOUIS CARDINALS Series: Giants lead series 1-0 Where: Busch Stadium, St. Louis Gametime: 8:07 p.m. TV: FS1 Radio: ESPN Radio Weather: Cloudy, 60 degrees, wind 3 mph Starting pitchers: SF RHP Jake Peavy (7-13, 3.73) / STL RHP Lance Lynn (15-10, 2.74) The Giants took Game 1 of this series on Saturday night thanks to a…

  11. ALCS continues, NLCS starts on Saturday

    Oct 11, 2014, 3:22 PM EDT

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    ALCS GAME 2: KANSAS CITY ROYALS at BALTIMORE ORIOLES Series: Royals lead 1-0 Where: Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore Gametime: 4:07 p.m. TV: TBS Radio: ESPN Radio Weather: Mostly cloudy, 58 degrees, wind 8 mph Starting pitchers: KC RHP Yordano Ventura (14-10, 3.20) / BAL RHP Bud Norris (15-8, 3.65) Game 1 wasn’t exactly the cleanest game of baseball, but it sure was entertaining.…

  12. ALCS Game 1: Royals at Orioles

    Oct 10, 2014, 7:31 PM EDT

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    ALCS GAME 1: KANSAS CITY ROYALS at BALTIMORE ORIOLES Where: Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore Gametime: 8:07 p.m. TV: TBS Radio: ESPN Radio Weather: Light rain, 58 degrees, Wind 0 mph Starting pitchers: KC RHP James Shields (14-8, 3.21) / BAL RHP Chris Tillman (13-6, 3.34) Neither the Kansas City Royals or the Baltimore Orioles have been to the World Series since the…

  13. 90th anniversary of Senators’ WS title

    Oct 10, 2014, 12:07 PM EDT

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    Today, October 10th, is the 90th anniversary of the only World Series championship captured by a D.C. baseball team. It was 1924 and the Washington Senators took care of the New York Giants in seven games. We thought it was a good time to catch up with Frederic Frommer of The Associated Press, an expert…

  14. Harper has breakout postseason

    Oct 9, 2014, 10:04 AM EDT

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    Perhaps the most confounding part of the Nationals’ loss to the Giants in the NL Division Series was the absence of production from the middle of their lineup. Their veterans, the ones who had been there before and helped lead the Nats to the playoffs, simply didn’t show up. Instead it was the youngest players…

  15. Gio turns in another shaky playoff start

    Oct 8, 2014, 2:30 PM EDT

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    Gio Gonzalez’ playoff record now includes three starts to analyze, two in 2012 and one this year, the Nats’ season-ending loss in Game 4 of the NLDS. His 3.21 career ERA in the postseason makes it difficult to draw a true conclusion, but a close look reveals he has been anything but sharp. Gonzalez walked 11…

  16. Zim sees limited action in NLDS

    Oct 8, 2014, 12:07 PM EDT

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    After returning from a serious hamstring strain in late September, Ryan Zimmerman was supposed to be worked back into the Nationals lineup right before the postseason. They had two weeks until the playoffs began and what seemed like plenty of time to make the transition. It just didn’t quite work out that way, as Zimmerman…

  17. Gio hopes to keep Nats alive in NLDS

    Oct 7, 2014, 12:33 PM EDT

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    After beating Madison Bumgarner in Game 3 on Monday afternoon, the Nationals will now send their own best lefty to the mound in Game 4 hoping to keep their season alive. Gio Gonzalez was the Nationals’ starter for both Games 1 and 5 back in 2012, so he has experience both pitching on the road…

  18. Nats-Giants Game 2 by the numbers

    Oct 5, 2014, 12:04 PM EDT

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    Though the Nationals came out on the wrong end of Game 2 of the NLDS against the San Francisco Giants, the night will go down in MLB history as the longest playoff game ever played. The players involved surely won’t appreciate the significance of that until the season is over, but we can. Here is…

  19. Storen again blows save in NLDS

    Oct 5, 2014, 10:02 AM EDT

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    Drew Storen had been there before: on the mound at Nationals Park, searching for the final out of a playoff game. Though a lot had happened in the two years between Storen’s fateful collapse in the 2012 NLDS and his first postseason appearance in the time since on Saturday night, the result was about the…

  20. Cabrera, Williams ejected in Game 2

    Oct 5, 2014, 3:08 AM EDT

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    Frustrated with what they viewed as an inconsistent strike zone from home plate umpire Vic Carapazza, both Nationals manager Matt Williams and Asdrubal Cabrera allowed it to all boil over and result in ejections from Game 2 of the NLDS on Saturday night. Both got the hook in the bottom of the 10th inning, though…

  21. Updated: Desmond could miss game for birth of child

    Oct 4, 2014, 2:33 PM EDT

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    Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond and his wife, Chelsey, are expecting their third child this month, and it could cause the two-time Silver Slugger to miss a playoff game. Manager Matt Williams gave an update on the situation Saturday, saying Chelsey is “very close” and is expected to give birth any day now. Whether it could…

  22. Zimmermann takes ball in Game 2

    Oct 4, 2014, 12:08 PM EDT

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    After a frustrating Game 1 loss that shifted the Giants’ way on minor defensive mistakes and missed opportunities at the plate, the Nationals turn the page on Saturday with Jordan Zimmermann on the mound. Zimmermann (14-5, 2.66) is coming off the best start of his career, and now he arguably enters his most important thus…

  23. Harper’s homer nearly ignites comeback

    Oct 3, 2014, 11:19 PM EDT

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    In his short time in the majors, Bryce Harper has developed a knack for hitting targets in big league ballparks on home runs. The Blackberry sign in Toronto? Check. The restaurant in right field out in Seattle? Yup. Heck, even before he reached the bigs, Harper was pelting homers off the back wall at Tropicana…

  24. Strasburg’s playoff debut produces mixed bag

    Oct 3, 2014, 9:44 PM EDT

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    Stephen Strasburg was probably looking forward to pitching in the postseason for much longer than just the last two years. But given he was shut down towards the end of 2012 as part of his recovery from Tommy John surgery – taken out of the equation just weeks before his teammates entered the playoffs – Friday’s…

  25. Updated: Soriano makes roster, Detwiler does not

    Oct 3, 2014, 1:46 PM EDT


    The Nationals announced their 25-man playoff roster for the NLDS right at the deadline on Friday at 10 a.m. The biggest surprises are Ross Detwiler being left off and Rafael Soriano being included as their eighth reliever. Veteran bench player Scott Hairston is also not on the list. Manager Matt Williams explained his reasoning to…



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