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DC dingers stun Cubs, signal swing in NLDS
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For nearly two games, the Nationals’ offense had been dormant, in need of a spark after 16 listless innings. But on Saturday night, Bryce Harper launched a mammoth game-tying and series-changing two-run homer off Carl Edwards Jr. in the eighth inning, which sent the 43,860 fans at Nationals Park into a frenzy. Harper’s home run […]

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Oct. 7 Dusty Baker postgame interview
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Manager Dusty Baker discusses the Nationals’ 6-3 win over the Cubs in Game 2 of the NLDS.

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Marlins outright Worley, Guerra, 2 others
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The first wave of roster moves has begun for the Marlins under the direction of new chief executive officer Derek Jeter. The club on Saturday announced right-handers Vance Worley and Javy Guerra, along with infielder Tyler Moore and outfielder Destin Hood have been outrighted off the 40-man roster. The transactions reduce the roster to 36.

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Turner, Nats must pressure Lester on basepaths
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A storyline with Cubs lefty Jon Lester is his trouble at holding runners on first base, yet it never seems that teams are aggressive enough in challenging him. Can the Nationals’ Trea Turner and Victor Robles turn that around in the NLDS?

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Nationals coach Jones suspended
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The Nationals have suspended assistant hitting coach Jacque Jones with pay, pending an internal investigation pursuant to a legal matter, the team announced on Friday.

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Stacked farm gives MacPhail offseason options
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Phillies president Andy MacPhail believes the farm system has an abundance of talent, allowing the team several options this offseason.

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Gio looks for fresh start in NLDS Game 2
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Gio Gonzalez drew the honor of starting the first postseason game in Nationals history, and he will now have an opportunity to help the organization with its bid to advance to the National League Championship Series for the first time.

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Strasburg's stellar start goes for naught
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It was playing out just as the Nationals envisioned through the first five innings of Friday night’s Game 1 of the National League Division Series. In front of a sold-out crowd of 43,898 at Nationals Park, Stephen Strasburg was dominant through five no-hit innings against the Cubs.

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Nats go cold in Gm. 1 despite Stras' 10-K effort
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Kyle Hendricks outdueled Stephen Strasburg, who had a club-record 10 K’s but was stung by two unearned runs in the sixth inning, as the Cubs took a 3-0 victory over the Nationals in the opener of their National League Division Series presented by T-Mobile.

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Nats begin title quest vs. defending champs
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A year ago, the Cubs faced the task of erasing 108 years of frustration, which they did with a memorable run at a World Series championship. The Nationals’ entire existence in Washington spans only 13 seasons, but with another October comes another opportunity to accomplish something the franchise has never done: Win a series, or […]

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Nationals set roster for NLDS vs. Cubs
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The Washington Nationals announced their roster for the best-of-five National League Division Series presented by T-Mobile vs. the Chicago Cubs, which opens at Nationals Park in Washington tonight at 7:30 ET/6:30 CT on TBS. The roster includes top prospect Victor Robles.

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Scherzer to start G3, following Gio in G2
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Ending any speculation about when he would make his 2017 postseason debut, Max Scherzer was named as the Nationals’ Game 3 starter on Monday at Wrigley Field in the National League Division Series presented by T-Mobile against the Cubs, manager Dusty Baker announced Friday. Gio Gonzalez will start Game 2 on Saturday in Washington.

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