Washington Nationals

Three keys for the Nats in Game 5 of NLDS
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Courtesy of two power-fueled eighth-inning eruptions and consistently stingy efforts by their pitching staff, the Nationals are one win away from advancing to their first National League Championship Series presented by Camping World.

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NLDS Game 4: Nationals, Cubs lineups
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Here is the Cubs’ starting lineup for Game 4 of the National League Division Series presented by T-Mobile. The game is scheduled to be played today at 4 p.m. ET/3 CT at Wrigley Field in Chicago on TBS.

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Stra-prise! Strasburg starts NLDS Game 4
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In a dramatic reversal, Stephen Strasburg got the start in Game 4 of the National League Division Series presented by T-Mobile, as the Nationals faced elimination against the Cubs at Wrigley Field on Wednesday afternoon.

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Nats-Cubs NLDS Game 4 rainout: In Real Life
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MLB.com was on the scene in and around Wrigley Field on Tuesday as excitement builds for Game 4 of the National League Division Series presented by T-Mobile between the Nationals and the Cubs. The game was postponed due to impending inclement weather. Chicago leads the best-of-five series, 2-1.

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Nats to stick with Roark over Strasburg for G4
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The Nationals are sticking with Tanner Roark as their starter for Game 4 of the National League Division Series, presented by T-Mobile, against the Cubs even after Tuesday’s game was postponed due to rain and rescheduled for Wednesday. That extra day meant Washington could have started Stephen Strasburg on normal rest with its season on […]

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Baker owns decision to stay with Roark in Gm. 4
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It was all set up for manager Dusty Baker and the Nationals, or so it appeared. Tuesday night’s postponement of Game 4 of the National League Division Series presented by T-Mobile set up Washington with what seemed to be a dream scenario.

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Game of inches could turn back in Nats' favor
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Through the first three games of the National League Division Series presented by T-Mobile, the Nationals have received exactly what was expected from their co-aces and have been burdened by the struggles of a more-than-capable offense that has essentially been subdued for all but one inning.

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Cubs-Nationals NLDS Game 3: In Real Life
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The Cubs beat the Nationals, 2-1, in Game 3 of their National League Division Series presented by T-Mobile to take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five series. We were on the scene at Wrigley Field.

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Illinois native Roark at Wrigley (5:30 ET, TBS)
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Tanner Roark has spent the past few seasons pitching in the shadows of Max Scherzer and Stephen Strasburg. But the Illinois native will have a chance to gain widespread attention when he accepts the responsibility of starting what now stands as a must-win game for him and his Nationals teammates.

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Nats try to stave off elimination behind Roark
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A different bounce here or there during the first three games of the National League Division Series presented by T-Mobile might have had the Nationals looking at a chance to clinch their first postseason series. Instead, they’ll take Wrigley Field this afternoon trying to stave off elimination and force the Cubs to a decisive Game […]

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Debatable decisions don't go Dusty's way
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Max Scherzer had a very good night Monday. Dusty Baker, well, the jury’s still out on that one. The Nationals dropped another closely contested game to the Cubs, whose 2-1 win can be attributed in part to a pair of questionable pitching decisions by Baker.

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Nationals fall short despite Scherzer's gem
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In Game 1 of the National League Division Series presented by T-Mobile, it was the Nationals’ Stephen Strasburg who stymied the Cubs, but Chicago eventually rallied for a win. On Monday, it was Max Scherzer, who was dominant, yet once again, the Cubs came through late.

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