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World Series

  1. Williams feels pennant race heating up

    Aug 16, 2014, 11:25 AM EDT

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    With the 64-58 Pittsburgh Pirates – current owners of the final NL Wild Card spot – in town, this weekend’s series for the Nationals perhaps feels different than their previous three games up in New York against the Mets. It’s mid-August and it’s two winning teams who could possibly meet later this year in October. Both are still…

  2. 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…

  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. Why every MLB team should be thankful this Thanksgiving

    Nov 28, 2013, 7:18 AM EDT

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    Some Major League Baseball franchises are more fortunate than others, that’s just the way it is. That’s life. Some teams will celebrate this year’s Thanksgiving holiday with a lot more to be thankful for. But each team, even the Mets, have something to appreciate, something to behold for the present and the future. As a…

  5. Braves set to build new stadium for 2017

    Nov 11, 2013, 1:35 PM EDT

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    17 years after moving into Turner Field, the Atlanta Braves are ready to move on. The team announced on Monday plans to construct a new stadium in Cobb County, Ga. and make it their home park for the 2017 season. The project is estimated to cost $672 million and will be built in partnership with…

  6. Nats want new manager Matt Williams ‘to be Matt’

    Nov 1, 2013, 12:05 PM EDT

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    [Watch the Nationals introduce Matt Williams live at 2 p.m. on CSN] Matt Williams is set to be introduced as the Nationals manager on Friday afternoon, his first official day on the job. What lies ahead for him would be a monumental challenge for any manager – expectations to compete for a World Series – much less one…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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 –…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. Kershaw, Dodgers look to stay alive

    Oct 18, 2013, 5:20 PM EDT

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    NLCS GAME 6: L.A. DODGERS AT ST. LOUIS CARDINALS Series: Cardinals lead 3-2 Where: Busch Stadium, St. Louis, MO Gametime: 8:30 p.m. TV: TBS Radio: ESPN Radio Weather: Mostly cloudy, 52 degrees, wind 8 mph Starting pitchers: LAD – Clayton Kershaw (16-9, 1.83) / STL – Michael Wacha (4-1, 2.78) Rookie Michael Wacha has been sensational this postseason, pitching well beyond his years…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. Pirates, Cardinals set for decisive Game 5

    Oct 9, 2013, 3:39 PM EDT

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    NLDS GAME 5: PITTSBURGH PIRATES (2-2) vs. ST. LOUIS CARDINALS (2-2) Series: Tied 2-2 Where: Busch Stadium, St. Louis, MO Gametime: 8:00 p.m. TV: TBS Radio: ESPN Radio Weather: Clear, 65 degrees, wind 5 mph Starting pitchers: PIT – Gerrit Cole (1-0, 1.50) / STL – Adam Wainwright (1-0, 1.29) The 2013 MLB Playoffs have been thrilling so far and the next 48 hours have…

  18. Nats beat Marlins to clinch winning season, want more

    Sep 20, 2013, 1:25 AM EDT

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    The 2013 season for the Washington Nationals is on track to end without a trip to the postseason, as the playoffs are a longshot with nine games left and a five-game deficit to overcome. But with Thursday’s 3-2 victory over the Marlins, the Nats took home win No. 82 and ensured they will at the…

  19. ‘You gotta have heart’ – Q&A with Frederic J. Frommer

    Sep 5, 2013, 12:32 PM EDT

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    Though the Nationals have only been here for nine seasons since moving in 2005, baseball and Washington, D.C. go much further back. The history between the sport and city traces to the 1800s, with teams and generations of fans coming and going. Frederic J. Frommer has documented the history of Washington baseball back to 1859…

Archives

NL EAST STANDINGS

W L GB
x-WASHINGTON 90 64 --
ATLANTA 76 78 14.0
NEW YORK 75 80 15.5
MIAMI 74 80 16.0
PHILADELPHIA 71 84 19.5
x-Clinched NL East title
Through Saturday's games

NL PLAYOFFS STANDINGS

W L GB WCGB
x-WASHINGTON (5) 90 64 --
y-LOS ANGELES 88 67 2.5
ST. LOUIS 87 68 3.5
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SAN FRANCISCO 84 70 6.0 +1.0
PITTSBURGH 83 71 7.0 --
MILWAUKEE 80 75 10.5 3.5
x-Clinched division title
y-Clinched playoff berth
Through Saturday's games

UPCOMING SCHEDULE
SUN: Nats at Marlins, 1:10 p.m.
MON: OFF
TUE: Mets at Nats, 7:05 p.m.
WED: Mets at Nats, 7:05 p.m.
THU: Mets at Nats, 7:05 p.m.
FRI: Marlins at Nats (DH), 1:05 p.m., 7:05 p.m.
SAT: Marlins at Nats, 4:05 p.m.
Full season schedule

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ON THE RADIO

As ESPN-980 AM's Nats Insider, Mark makes daily appearances on the station's various shows. Here's the 2014 schedule (subject to change)...

MON: 12:45 p.m.
TUE: 2:30 p.m.
WED: 4:30 p.m.
THU: 2:30 p.m.
FRI: 1:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m.
SAT: 10:30 a.m.

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