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  1. Backs against the wall

    Oct 11, 2012, 12:44 AM EDT

    Associated Press photo Bryce Harper, Michael Morse and Co. face a surprising elimination game Thursday. For six months, they could stake claim to the title of "Best Team in Baseball." And after they won their first-ever postseason game Sunday afternoon, the Nationals had every reason to continue crowing about themselves. Then they got beat up…

  2. Party poopers

    Oct 10, 2012, 8:42 PM EDT

    Associated Press photo Pete Kozma’s second-inning homer gave the Cardinals a 4-0 lead. Updated at 7:25 p.m. They turned out in record numbers to witness the first postseason game played on District of Columbia soil in 79 years, and perhaps coax the home ballclub to victory in the pivotal third game of this five-game National…

  3. Robinson’s moment in the sun

    Oct 10, 2012, 6:55 PM EDT

    Associated Press photo Frank Robinson received a rousing ovation upon throwing out the first pitch. The gait was perhaps a bit slower, the gray hair perhaps a bit thinner, the No. 20 Nationals jersey perhaps a bit more snug. But there was something both familiar and comforting when Frank Robinson walked to the mound this…

  4. NLDS Game 3: Cardinals at Nats

    Oct 10, 2012, 2:03 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The postseason comes to Washington at last this afternoon. Eighty-eight years ago today, Earl McNeely doubled to left field in the bottom of the 12th inning at Griffith Stadium, bringing home Muddy Ruel from second base with the run that gave the Washington Senators a 4-3 victory over…

  5. Home sweet home

    Oct 9, 2012, 11:30 PM EDT

    Associated Press photo Nationals Park is ready to host its first-ever postseason game. Though there was legitimate optimism surrounding the Nationals when this season began, it took some time before the city fully bought into the notion this team could win big in 2012. Indeed, six of the Nationals' first 13 home games this season…

  6. Will experience be key for E-Jax?

    Oct 9, 2012, 9:29 PM EDT

    Associated Press photo Edwin Jackson starts Game 3 of the NLDS tomorrow afternoon. A veteran of 10 major-league seasons, Edwin Jackson has helped lead a young Nationals pitching staff all year. He’s helped show them what it takes to pitch every fifth day, how to slow down when an inning gets out of hand and…

  7. Remaining start times announced

    Oct 9, 2012, 7:10 PM EDT

    The Nationals and Cardinals will once again have deal with the "Sun Monster" in Game 4 of the NLDS, but if the series requires a fifth and decisive game, the two teams will finally get a chance to play in primetime. Major League Baseball announced starting times for the rest of the series this afternoon,…

  8. Videos from the Nats’ Game 2 loss

    Oct 9, 2012, 3:24 PM EDT

    The Nationals head home for Game 3 after a lopsided 12-4 to the Cardinals in St. Louis. Despite splitting the series before their home field advantage kicks in, the Nationals have to correct some mistakes if they are to win the series. One of those problem areas is pitching as Mark reported on in last…

  9. Tied up, but heading home

    Oct 9, 2012, 3:12 AM EDT

    US Presswire photo Bryce Harper is 1-for-10 with six strikeouts so far in this series. ST. LOUIS — As much as the one-time-only format change to MLB's Division Series this year — with the lesser team getting to host Games 1 and 2 — has been criticized, there was one scenario in particular in which…

  10. Am-Busched by the Cards

    Oct 9, 2012, 12:06 AM EDT

    US Presswire photo Jordan Zimmermann reacts as Allen Craig rounds the bases. Updated at 10:15 p.m. ST. LOUIS — He’s been their most consistent pitcher all season, a no-nonsense right-hander who just wants to be handed the ball every five days and give his team a chance to win. Jordan Zimmermann insisted he wouldn’t be…



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