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  1. Werth still wonders ‘what if’ about Nats in 2013

    Jan 31, 2014, 2:33 PM EDT

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    Before the Nationals were eliminated from playoff contention on Sept. 23 of last season, they nearly completed an incredible comeback to secure a wild card spot. From Aug. 9 to Sept. 22 they went 29-12 and along the way closed the gap to a playoff berth to five games. The late season surge, however, was…

  2. 2014 Outlook: Boston Red Sox

    Jan 9, 2014, 4:00 PM EDT

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    2013 record: 97-65, 1st place in AL East Manager: John Farrell, 2nd season Estimated 2014 payroll: $164 million Key additions: C A.J. Pierzynski, RHP Edward Mujica Key losses: OF Jacoby Ellsbury, C Jarrod Saltalamacchia, SS Stephen Drew Projected lineup RF Shane Victorino LF Daniel Nava 2B Dustin Pedroia DH David Ortiz 1B Mike Napoli SS…

  3. Nationals sign three to minor league deals with spring invites

    Dec 13, 2013, 3:59 PM EDT

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    The Nationals signed three players on Friday to minor league deals with invitations to major league spring training: first baseman Brock Peterson, pitcher Manny Delcarmen and catcher Brian Jeroloman. All three will report to Viera, Fl. hoping to compete for a roster spot and add depth to the Nationals’ exhibition squad. Peterson, 30, spent last…

  4. Red Sox look to put Cardinals away in World Series Game 6

    Oct 30, 2013, 4:36 PM EDT

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    WORLD SERIES GAME 6: ST. LOUIS CARDINALS AT BOSTON RED SOX Series: Red Sox lead 3-2 Where: Fenway Park, Boston, MA Gametime: 7:30 p.m. TV: FOX Radio: ESPN Radio Weather: Clear, 48 degrees, wind 4 mph Starting pitchers: STL – Michael Wacha (4-1, 2.78) / BOS – John Lackey (10-13, 3.52) After falling down 1-2 in the…

  5. Lester & Wainwright square off in World Series Game 5

    Oct 28, 2013, 5:22 PM EDT

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    WORLD SERIES GAME 5: BOSTON RED SOX AT ST. LOUIS CARDINALS Where: Busch Stadium, St. Louis, MO Gametime: 7:30 p.m. TV: FOX Radio: ESPN Radio Weather: Mostly cloudy, 56 degrees, wind 6 mph Starting pitchers: BOS – Jon Lester (15-8, 3.75) / STL – Adam Wainwright (19-9, 2.94) Just when you think you’ve seen it all, the World Series produces two back-to-back…

  6. Cardinals take momentum into World Series Game 4

    Oct 27, 2013, 2:37 PM EDT

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    WORLD SERIES GAME 4: BOSTON RED SOX AT ST. LOUIS CARDINALS Where: Busch Stadium, St. Louis, MO Gametime: 8:00 p.m. TV: FOX Radio: ESPN Radio Weather: Clear, 51 degrees, wind 4 mph Starting pitchers: BOS – Clay Buchholz (12-1, 1.74) / STL – Lance Lynn (15-10, 3.97) It took an unprecedented finish to Game 3 – a walk-off obstruction call win –…

  7. World Series shifts to St. Louis for pivotal Game 3

    Oct 26, 2013, 4:49 PM EDT

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    WORLD SERIES GAME 3: BOSTON RED SOX AT ST. LOUIS CARDINALS Where: Busch Stadium, St. Louis, MO Gametime: 7:30 p.m. TV: FOX Radio: ESPN Radio Weather: Clear, 49 degrees, wind 7 mph Starting pitchers: BOS – Jake Peavy (12-5, 4.17) / STL – Joe Kelly (10-5 2.69) After bouncing back to even the series in Game 2, the Cardinals now hold home…

  8. Wacha takes mound in Game 2 of World Series

    Oct 24, 2013, 5:35 PM EDT

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    WORLD SERIES GAME 2: ST. LOUIS CARDINALS AT BOSTON RED SOX Where: Fenway Park, Boston, MA Gametime: 7:30 p.m. TV: FOX Radio: ESPN Radio Weather: Clear, 47 degrees, wind 16 mph Starting pitchers: STL – Michael Wacha (4-1, 2.78)) / BOS – John Lackey (10-13, 3.52) The Cardinals and Red Sox entered Wednesday’s Game 1…

  9. Cardinals, Red Sox set to battle in World Series

    Oct 23, 2013, 12:31 PM EDT

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    WORLD SERIES GAME 1: ST. LOUIS CARDINALS AT BOSTON RED SOX Where: Fenway Park, Boston, MA Gametime: 7:30 p.m. TV: FOX Radio: ESPN Radio Weather: Chance of rain, 47 degrees, wind 6 mph Starting pitchers: STL – Adam Wainwright (19-9, 2.94) / BOS – Jon Lester (15-8, 3.75) Over eight months after pitchers and catchers reported for spring training, we are finally down…

  10. ALCS shifts to Boston for Game 6

    Oct 19, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT

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    ALCS GAME 6: DETROIT TIGERS AT BOSTON RED SOX Series: Red Sox lead 3-2 Where: Fenway Park, Boston, MA Gametime: 4:30 p.m. TV: FOX Radio: ESPN Radio Weather: Mostly cloudy, 63 degrees, wind 11 mph Starting pitchers: DET – Max Scherzer (21-3, 2.90) / BOS – Clay Buchholz (12-1, 1.74) One run was the difference in Game 5 and it left the Detroit…

  11. Red Sox, Tigers set for pivotal Game 5

    Oct 17, 2013, 3:22 PM EDT

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    ALCS GAME 5: BOSTON RED SOX AT DETROIT TIGERS Series: Tied 2-2 Where: Comerica Park, Detroit, MI Gametime: 8:00 p.m. TV: FOX Radio: ESPN Radio Weather: Clear, 50 degrees, wind 13 mph Starting pitchers: BOS – Jon Lester (15-8, 3.75) / DET – Anibal Sanchez (14-8, 2.57) After the Tigers’ offense exploded in a 7-3 win in Game 4, the guys that started this series…

  12. Cardinals, Red Sox in control in LCS

    Oct 16, 2013, 12:07 PM EDT

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    NLCS GAME 5: ST. LOUIS CARDINALS AT L.A. DODGERS  Series: Cardinals lead 3-1 Where: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, CA Gametime: 4:00 p.m. TV: TBS Radio: ESPN Radio Weather: Sunny, 82 degrees, wind 4 mph Starting pitchers: STL – Joe Kelly (10-5, 2.69) / LAD – Zack Greinke (15-4, 2.63) The Cardinals homered past the Dodgers on Tuesday night and now have a chance…

  13. ALCS, NLCS continue on Tuesday

    Oct 15, 2013, 2:26 PM EDT

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    ALCS GAME 3: BOSTON RED SOX AT DETROIT TIGERS Series: Tied 1-1 Where: Comerica Park, Detroit, MI Gametime: 4:00 p.m. TV: FOX Radio: ESPN Radio Weather: Mostly cloudy, 65 degrees, wind 11 mph Starting pitchers: BOS – John Lackey (10-13, 3.52) / DET – Justin Verlander (13-12, 3.46) After a classic finish to Game 2 in Boston, the ALCS now shifts to Detroit where…

  14. Scherzer, Buchholz face off in Game 2 of ALCS

    Oct 13, 2013, 12:48 PM EDT

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    ALCS GAME 2: DETROIT TIGERS AT BOSTON RED SOX   Where: Fenway Park, Boston, MA Gametime: 8:00 p.m. TV: FOX Radio: ESPN Radio Weather: Clear, 51 degrees, wind 4 mph Starting pitchers: DET – Max Scherzer (21-3, 2.90) / BOS – Clay Buchholz (12-1, 1.74) Get the two highest scoring lineups in the majors together at Fenway and what happens? A 1-0…

  15. Two Championship Series games set for Saturday

    Oct 12, 2013, 2:15 PM EDT

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    NLDS GAME 2: L.A. DODGERS AT ST. LOUIS CARDINALS Series: Cardinals lead 1-0 Where: Busch Stadium, St. Louis, MO Gametime: 4:00 p.m. TV: TBS Radio: ESPN Radio Weather: Partly cloudy, 76 degrees, wind 7 mph Starting pitchers: LAD – Clayton Kershaw (16-9, 1.83) / STL – Michael Wacha (4-1, 2.78) After the third-longest game in National League Championship history, the Dodgers…

  16. Road teams look to clinch in ALDS Game 4′s

    Oct 8, 2013, 11:58 AM EDT

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    ALDS GAME 4: OAKLAND ATHLETICS (2-1) vs. DETROIT TIGERS (1-2)  Series: Athletics lead 2-1 Where: Comerica Park, Detrioit, MI Gametime: 5:00 p.m. TV: TBS Radio: ESPN Radio Weather: Sunny, 65 degrees, wind 7 mph Starting pitchers: OAK – Dan Straily (10-8, 3.96) / DET – Doug Fister (14-9, 3.67) Yesterday I laid out all the reasons the odds were in Detroit’s favor in…

  17. MLB playoffs continue with four Monday games

    Oct 7, 2013, 11:02 AM EDT

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    ALDS GAME 3: OAKLAND ATHLETICS (1-1) vs. DETROIT TIGERS (1-1)  Series: Tied at 1-1 Where: Comerica Park, Detrioit, MI Gametime: 1:00 p.m. TV: MLBN Radio: ESPN Radio Weather: Cloudy, 58 degrees, wind 20 mph Starting pitchers: OAK – Jarrod Parker (12-8, 3.97) / DET – Anibal Sanchez (14-8, 2.57) Game 2 on Saturday featured the best finish of the 2013 playoffs so…

  18. Important offseason dates to look for

    Oct 6, 2013, 6:18 AM EDT

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    It figures to be a long six months until Opening Day 2014 when the Nationals play at the New York Mets, and much of the Nats’ offseason objectives do not involve specific deadlines or dates. That said, there are plenty of days for Nats fans to look forward to this fall and winter as they…

  19. ALDS Game 2s set for Saturday night

    Oct 5, 2013, 1:10 PM EDT

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    ALDS: TAMPA BAY RAYS (0-1)  vs. BOSTON RED SOX (1-0) Series: Red Sox lead 1-0 Where: Fenway Park in Boston, MA Gametime: 5:30 p.m. TV: TBS Radio: ESPN Radio Weather: Mostly cloudy, 65 degrees, wind 5 mph Starting pitchers: TB – David Price (10-8, 3.33) / BOS – John Lackey (10-13 3.52) An early lead for Tampa Bay turned into a complete…

  20. State of the Nats: Long offseason ahead

    Sep 30, 2013, 12:55 PM EDT

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    Top storylines: 86 wins - The Nationals finished their 2013 campaign with losses in five of their final eight games, leaving them with a total of 86 on the year. They ended up ten games behind the Braves in the NL East and four games behind Cincinnati in the wild card race. 86 is a respectable…

  21. MLB Power Rankings: Down to the wire

    Sep 26, 2013, 1:19 PM EDT

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    The Tigers have clinched a spot in the Division Series, but the AL Wild Card chase couldn’t be much closer, with the Rays, Rangers, and Indians all locked in a dogfight. On the flip side, recently eliminated teams like the Yankees and Nationals are left to ponder their offseason moves in an attempt to get…

  22. MLB Power Rankings: RSVPs to October

    Sep 20, 2013, 1:45 PM EDT

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    The drama is over for the Red Sox and Dodgers, who have officially secured playoff spots. The stakes are much higher in the NL Central, which houses three of the top eight teams in baseball, and in Washington, where the Nats are basically teetering on the tiniest of margins in their quest for the second…

  23. MLB Power Rankings: Races picking up steam

    Sep 13, 2013, 2:06 PM EDT

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    My, what a difference a year and a few beards can make. One season after winning just 69 games, the Boston Red Sox have all but locked up the AL East crown, leading the division by 8.5 games with an 89-59 record. The Braves, too, have nailed down a division crown — meaning the real…

  24. Nats claim IF Mauro Gomez off waivers

    Sep 5, 2013, 6:00 PM EDT

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    The Nationals made a minor acquisition on Thursday, claiming corner infielder Mauro Gomez off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays. Gomez, 28, hit .249 with 29 home runs, 73 RBI and 43 walks in 110 games with Triple-A Buffalo this year. His 29 homers tied current National Zach Walters for the most in the International…

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