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Through the first eight games of these playoffs, six of them wins, Washington’s starting pitchers are allowing a .150 batting average.

(John McDonnell/The Washington Post)

Two of the best pitchers in baseball, the Nationals' Stephen Strasburg and the Cardinals' Jack Flaherty, duke it out at Nationals Park.

The Nationals center fielder had been out since Game 2 of the NLDS with a mild right hamstring strain.

The Nationals will honor the WNBA champion Mystics as they did the Stanley Cup champion Capitals a year ago.


The right-handed hitter, usually reserved for left-handed pitchers, is mashing against everyone this postseason.

The 29-year-old third baseman and catalyst of the Nationals' offense has been swinging the same way since he was a kid.

  • Perspective

Through the first eight games of these playoffs, six of them wins, Washington’s starting pitchers are allowing a .150 batting average.

The 28-year-old's season seemed lost in early July, when he was back in the minor leagues, but he has contributed in ways big and small during this playoff run.

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Two wins from the World Series, Washington returns to Nationals Park.

Outfielder goes against his instincts, channels his inner George Constanza to produce two-run double to give Nats some breathing room to take 2-0 lead in NLCS.

A night after Aníbal Sánchez’s near-no-hitter, Scherzer pitched seven innings, giving up just one late hit, in Washington's 3-1 win in Game 2.

Constant swings at bad pitches have meant the Nationals haven’t had to throw them good ones.

  • Matt Crossman
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The closer made the decision to be with his wife for the birth of their daughter. Really, what’s the debate?

The 36-year-old was evaluated for a possible concussion after he was hit in the head with a pitch Wednesday night.

The Soto Shuffle embodies the behavior at the center of baseball's culture war.

Sánchez was money through eight innings before handing his gem over to Sean Doolittle. Game 2 is Saturday afternoon in St. Louis.

To be the losing pitcher when an opponent dominates is to get no credit at all.

  • Matt Crossman
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After stealing Game 1 of the series, Washington has Max Scherzer and Stephen Strasburg lined up for Games 2 and 3.

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One title in 118 years? 33 years without a team? Is it too much to ask for the baseball gods to bestow a gift upon the legions of Nationals faithful?

The right-hander chose to stay with his wife one extra day after she gave birth to the couple's third child early Friday in Phoenix.

It's okay to think it. The parallels are there.

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