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Cubs Add a Chapter to Nationals' Painful Postseason History - New York Times

WASHINGTON — There are moments in baseball history that have forever seared into the hearts of the Washington Nationals and their fans. The ninth-inning meltdown of Game 5 of a National League division series against the St. Louis Cardinals in 2012 ...and more »

TELANDER: It's up to Kyle Hendricks to save Cubs' season - Chicago Sun-Times

It has come down to this: The quiet, cerebral man from Dartmouth with the 89 mph fastball must be the Cubs' savior. It's up to right-hander Kyle Hendricks, a k a “The Professor,'' to win Game 5 Thursday night in Washington and do what his compatriots ...and more »

TELANDER: One opening was all it took for Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo - Chicago Sun-Times

WASHINGTON — We had a pitching duel at Nationals Park that required some Cubs heavy hitters to break out of the fog created by Nationals magician Stephen Strasburg. It all came down in the sixth inning, when a lazy fielding error by Nats third baseman ...and more »

Stephen Strasburg, Nationals force a deciding NLDS Game 5 with win over Cubs - Purdue Exponent

The Washington Nationals' Michael Taylor (3) is congratulated on his grand slam in the eighth inning of Game 4 of the National League Division Series at Wrigley Field in Chicago on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017. The Nationals won, 5-0, to force a decisive ...and more »

9 pivotal moments in Nationals' 5-0 victory over Cubs in Game 4 - Chicago Tribune

Photos from Game 4 of the National League Division Series between the Cubs and Nationals at Wrigley Field on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, played one day after rain postponed the game Tuesday. Paul SkrbinaContact ReporterChicago Tribune. 1. Stephen ...and more »

Cubs late rally beats Nationals to take 2-1 series lead: Final score, things to know - CBSSports.com

The Chicago Cubs topped the Washington Nationals 2-1 on Monday in Game 3 of the National League Division Series (GameTracker). The Cubs now hold a 2-1 edge in the best-of-five series, meaning they could advance to the NL Championship Series with a win ...and more »

Baffoe: 2016 Cubs Mean Nothing Right Now - CBS Chicago

(CBS) On June 27, the Cubs allowed seven stolen bases in a 6-1 loss to the Washington Nationals. After the game, catcher Miguel Montero was brutally honest about right-hander Jake Arrieta being too slow to the plate too often, committing the cardinal ...and more »

NLDS Game 5: Cubs-Nationals recap, social media reaction - Chicago Tribune

Photos from Game 5 of the National League Division Series between the Cubs and Nationals at Nationals Park on Oct. 12, 2017. By Chicago Tribune staffContact Reporter · Baseball · Daniel Murphy · National League Championship Series · Willson Contreras ...and more »

Nationals Stage a Late Comeback, Perhaps Exorcising Postseason Demons - New York Times

WASHINGTON — Standing near home plate on Saturday, the Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper briefly admired his handiwork, a game-tying, second-deck, two-run homer in the eighth inning. As he ran to first base, Harper pointed to the once-tense Nationals ...and more »

Cubs outlast Nationals 9-8 in decisive NLDS Game 5 to clinch series, advance to NLCS - Chicago Tribune

Photos from Game 5 of the National League Division Series between the Cubs and Nationals at Nationals Park on Oct. 12, 2017. Mark GonzalesContact ReporterChicago Tribune. Even after rallying for four runs off All-Star Max Scherzer and employing starter ...and more »