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  1. A reason for fans of each MLB team to be thankful

    Nov 26, 2015, 6:00 AM EST

    USA Today

    From the Kansas City Royals to the Philadelphia Phillies, every team’s fanbase has at least something to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. Here is a glass half-full look around the league… Arizona Diamondbacks – Dansby Swanson The Diamondbacks don’t have much to write home about regarding their farm system, but they do have Dansby Swanson,…

  2. Royals can clinch title in World Series Game 5

    Nov 1, 2015, 4:06 PM EST

    USA Today

    WORLD SERIES GAME 5: KANSAS CITY ROYALS at NEW YORK METS Series: Royals lead 3-1 Where: Citi Field, New York Gametime: 8:00 p.m. TV: FOX Radio: ESPN Radio Weather: Mostly cloudy, 62 degrees, wind 6 mph Starting pitchers: KCR RHP Edinson Volquez (13-9, 3.55 ERA) / NYM RHP Matt Harvey (13-8, 2.71 ERA) The 2015 MLB season could come to an end on Sunday night,…

  3. World Series continues with Game 4 on Saturday night

    Oct 31, 2015, 6:05 PM EST

    USA Today

    WORLD SERIES GAME 4: KANSAS CITY ROYALS at NEW YORK METS Series: Royals lead 2-1 Where: Citi Field, New York Gametime: 8:00 p.m. TV: FOX Radio: ESPN Radio Weather: Partly cloudy, 51 degrees, wind 5 mph Starting pitchers: KCR RHP Chris Young (11-6, 3.06 ERA) / NYM LHP Steven Matz (4-0, 2.27 ERA) Noah Syndergaard was too much for the Royals in Game…

  4. deGrom and Cueto square off in World Series Game 2

    Oct 28, 2015, 6:27 PM EST

    USA Today

    WORLD SERIES GAME 2: NEW YORK METS AT KANSAS CITY ROYALS Series: Royals lead 1-0 Where: Kaufmann Stadium, Kansas City Gametime: 8:00 p.m. TV: FOX Radio: ESPN Radio Weather: Partly cloudy, 53 degrees, wind 8 mph Starting pitchers: NYM RHP Jacob deGrom (14-8, 2.54 ERA) / KCR RHP Johnny Cueto (11-13, 3.44 ERA) Game 1 on Tuesday night was an instant classic…

  5. World Series gets started with Harvey vs. Volquez in Game 1

    Oct 27, 2015, 4:09 PM EST

    USA Today

    WORLD SERIES GAME 1: NEW YORK METS AT KANSAS CITY ROYALS Series: 0-0 Where: Kaufmann Stadium, Kansas City Gametime: 8:00 p.m. TV: FOX Radio: ESPN Radio Weather: Chance of rain, 52 degrees, wind 2 mph Starting pitchers: NYM RHP Matt Harvey (13-8, 2.71 ERA) / KCR RHP Edinson Volquez (13-9, 3.55 ERA) The 2015 World Series gets started on Tuesday night in Kansas…

  6. Breaking down the World Series matchup

    Oct 27, 2015, 1:00 PM EST

    AP

    The 111th World Series features a historic matchup: Did you know this is the first time two expansion franchises have met in the Fall Classic? That’s right, each of the previous 110 series included at least one of baseball’s original 16 franchises. Pretty remarkable, huh? Not that the Mets and Royals don’t have plenty of…

  7. Point/Counterpoint: Does Harvey in the WS change your view on Strasburg?

    Oct 26, 2015, 12:31 PM EST

    USA Today Sports Images

    THIS WEEK’S DEBATE: Does the Mets’ successful use of Matt Harvey this postseason make you view the Nationals’ shutdown of Stephen Strasburg in 2012 any differently? MARK ZUCKERMAN: No. I know it’s trendy to bring up the Strasburg shutdown again now because the Mets have taken the complete opposite approach with Harvey and now are…

  8. Royals, Mets can clinch on Wednesday night

    Oct 21, 2015, 2:50 PM EST

    USA Today

    ALCS GAME 5: KANSAS CITY ROYALS AT TORONTO BLUE JAYS Series: Royals lead 3-1 Where: Rogers Centre, Toronto Gametime: 4:00 p.m. TV: FS1 Radio: ESPN Radio Weather: Indoors Starting pitchers: KCR RHP Edinson Volquez (13-9, 3.55 ERA) / TOR RHP Marco Estrada (13-8, 3.13 ERA) The Blue Jays’ offense looked like it had turned a corner in Game 3, but it was the Royals lineup that exploded…

  9. Blue Jays aim to gain ground in Game 3

    Oct 19, 2015, 5:06 PM EST

    USA Today

    ALCS GAME 3: KANSAS CITY ROYALS AT TORONTO BLUE JAYS Series: Royals lead 2-0 Where: Rogers Centre, Toronto Gametime: 8:00 p.m. TV: FS1 Radio: ESPN Radio Weather: Indoors Starting pitchers: KCR RHP Johnny Cueto (11-13, 3.44 ERA) / TOR RHP Marcus Stroman (4-0, 1.67 ERA) The AL Championship Series shifts to Toronto on Monday night with the Blue Jays looking to climb themselves out of an 0-2 hole. It…

  10. NLCS continues on Sunday night

    Oct 18, 2015, 6:03 PM EST

    USA Today

    NLCS GAME 2: CHICAGO CUBS AT NEW YORK METS Series: Mets lead 1-0 Where: Citi Field, New York Gametime: 8:00 p.m. TV: TBS Radio: ESPN Radio Weather: Partly cloudy, 46 degrees, wind 6 mph Starting pitchers: CHC RHP Jake Arrieta (22-6, 1.77 ERA) / NYM RHP Noah Syndergaard (9-7, 3.24 ERA) The Mets took the first game of the NL Championship Series thanks to a dominant performance by Matt…

  11. ALCS continues with Game 2, NLCS kicks off in New York

    Oct 17, 2015, 2:40 PM EST

    USA Today

    ALCS GAME 2: TORONTO BLUE JAYS AT KANSAS CITY ROYALS Series: Royals lead 1-0 Where: Kaufmann Stadium, Kansas City Gametime: 3:30 p.m. TV: FS1 Radio: ESPN Radio Weather: Partly cloudy, 59 degrees, wind 9 mph Starting pitchers: TOR LHP David Price (18-5, 2.45 ERA) / KCR RHP Yordano Ventura (13-8, 4.08 ERA) The Royals struck first in Game 1 thanks in large part to six shutout innings by Edinson Volquez. The…

  12. Greinke, deGrom set to battle in decisive NLDS Game 5

    Oct 15, 2015, 6:43 PM EST

    USA Today

    NLDS GAME 5: LOS ANGELES DODGERS AT NEW YORK METS Series: Tied at 2-2 Where: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles Gametime: 8:00 p.m. TV: TBS Radio: ESPN Radio Weather: Mostly sunny, 74 degrees, wind 8 mph Starting pitchers: NYM RHP Jacob deGrom (14-8, 2.54 ERA) / LAD RHP Zack Greinke (19-3, 1.66 ERA) The 2015 MLB Playoffs just keep on getting better. Wednesday featured one of the most memorable postseason games…

  13. Mets, Cubs aim to clinch as NL Division Series continue

    Oct 13, 2015, 1:55 PM EST

    USA Today

    NLDS GAME 4: ST. LOUIS CARDINALS AT CHICAGO CUBS Series: Cubs lead 2-1 Where: Wrigley Field, Chicago Gametime: 4:30 p.m. TV: TBS Radio: ESPN Radio Weather: Cloudy, 59 degrees, wind 12 mph Starting pitchers: STL RHP John Lackey (13-10, 2.77 ERA) / CHC RHP Jason Hammel (10-7, 3.74ERA) After taking care of business in Game 3, the Chicago Cubs now have a chance to clinch an NL Championship…

  14. MLB Playoffs continue with 4-game set on Monday

    Oct 12, 2015, 10:45 AM EST

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    USA Today

    ALDS GAME 4: KANSAS CITY ROYALS AT HOUSTON ASTROS Series: Astros lead 2-1 Where: Minute Maid Park, Houston Gametime: 1:00 p.m. TV: FS1 Radio: ESPN Radio Weather: Indoors Starting pitchers: KCR RHP Yordano Ventura (13-8, 4.08 ERA) / HOU RHP Lance McCullers (7-11, 3.10 ERA) The Kansas City Royals were the best team in the American League during the regular season, but they face elimination from…

  15. Both NLDS continue with Saturday doubleheader

    Oct 10, 2015, 2:00 PM EST

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    NLDS GAME 2: CHICAGO CUBS AT ST. LOUIS CARDINALS Series: Cardinals lead 1-0 Where: Busch Stadium, St. Louis Gametime: 5:37 p.m. TV: TBS Radio: ESPN Radio Weather: Sunny, 68 degrees, wind 3 mph Starting pitchers: CHC RHP Kyle Hendricks (8-7, 3.95 ERA) / STL LHP Jaime Garcia (10-6, 2.43 ERA) The Cubs came into St. Louis on Friday a confident team fresh off a…

  16. October madness: All four division series in action

    Oct 9, 2015, 11:07 AM EST

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    ALDS GAME 2: TEXAS RANGERS AT TORONTO BLUE JAYS Series: Rangers lead 1-0 Where: Rogers Centre, Toronto Gametime: 12:30 p.m. TV: MLB Network Radio: ESPN Radio Weather: Indoors Starting pitchers: TEX LHP Cole Hamels (13–8, 3.65 ERA) / RHP Marcus Stroman (4-0, 1.67 ERA) Game 1 was a letdown for the home crowd in Toronto, as David Price was rocked in a…

  17. Mets 1, Nats 0: Disappointing season ends with a loss

    Oct 4, 2015, 5:44 PM EST

    USA Today Sports Images

    GAME IN A NUTSHELL: The Nationals’ season officially came to an end Sunday afternoon in the same ballpark where it unofficially turned two months ago. Ever since suffering a 3-game sweep at Citi Field right after the July 31 trade deadline, this team found itself playing catch-up, ultimately unable to do that to the eventual…

  18. Game 162: Nats at Mets

    Oct 4, 2015, 11:56 AM EST

    Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER

    NEW YORK — And so we have reached final day of what proved to be perhaps the most eventful season in Nationals. Certainly not the most successful, but probably the most eventful. And there’s still more than could happen before this day and this season are officially over. Bryce Harper enters Game 162 in a…

  19. Difo fractures hand during first career start

    Oct 4, 2015, 9:54 AM EST

    USA Today Sports Images

    NEW YORK — Wilmer Difo fractured a bone in his hand diving into first base Saturday night, an unfortunate and abrupt end to the rookie’s first career start for the Nationals. Difo suffered a fracture of the fourth metacarpal bone in his left hand, the club announced following Saturday’s 2-0 victory over the Mets. Recovery…

  20. Putting Scherzer’s no-hitter into historical context

    Oct 4, 2015, 1:15 AM EST

    USA Today Sports Images

    NEW YORK — Any no-hitter is special, even in this age when they seem to happen on a somewhat regular basis. But some no-hitters stand out from the rest of the pack, and Max Scherzer’s gem Saturday night at Citi Field certainly fits the bill. By any number of measurements, Scherzer just authored one of…

  21. Scherzer throws 2nd no-hitter of season, shuts out Mets

    Oct 3, 2015, 9:27 PM EST

    USA Today Sports Images

    Updated at 12:10 a.m. NEW YORK — In a perfect world, Max Scherzer would have done this either of the two previous times he faced the Mets, either on July 31 here at Citi Field or on Labor Day at Nationals Park. Those series were turning points in the Nationals’ season and played major roles…

  22. Game 161: Nats at Mets

    Oct 3, 2015, 6:00 PM EST

    Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER

    NEW YORK — The prospect of a Max Scherzer-Matt Harvey showdown in Game 161 of a pennant race sure sounded like something to get excited about. That was, until the Mets clinched the NL East a week ago, rendering this matchup tonight pretty meaningless. Actually, given how many regulars are sitting after playing in this…

  23. Harper out of lineup after getting hit in shin in opener

    Oct 3, 2015, 5:18 PM EST

    USA Today Sports Images

    NEW YORK — Bryce Harper will not be in the Nationals’ lineup for the second half of their day-night doubleheader after taking a 97-mph fastball to his left shin in the opener against the Mets. Harper was struck in his back leg by Noah Syndergaard’s sixth-inning pitch, falling to the ground in pain. He managed…

  24. Nats 3, Mets 1: Gio finishes strong, Harper still going strong

    Oct 3, 2015, 3:56 PM EST

    USA Today Sports Images

    GAME IN A NUTSHELL: On a raw, wet, windy Saturday afternoon at Citi Field, the Nationals gathered for the opener of a day-night doubleheader in advance of Sunday’s season finale, with very little still on the line. They still managed to show up and give a strong performance, riding Gio Gonzalez’s six innings of scoreless…

  25. Game 160: Nats at Mets

    Oct 3, 2015, 10:00 AM EST

    Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER

    NEW YORK — OK, let’s try this again. After nonstop rain pelted the city all day and all night, conditions are supposed to clear up this afternoon before the Nationals and Mets take the field the first half of a day-night doubleheader. Gio Gonzalez and Noah Syndergaard will take the mound as each originally was…

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