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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 »

Possible blown call highlights fifth inning meltdown by Nationals in Game 5 vs. Cubs - CBSSports.com

Long after this 2017 NLDS is over, Game 5 (GameTracker) will be remembered as much for the wild back-and-forth between the Nationals and Cubs as it will for controversy. A possible missed call swung the game in favor of the Chicago Cubs in the fifth ...and more »

Cubs Open Title Defense With a One-Two Punch From Bryant and Rizzo - New York Times

WASHINGTON — Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo form the formidable heart of the Chicago Cubs' lineup. So when Stephen Strasburg, the Washington Nationals' starter, made them look silly in their first two at-bats of Game 1 of a National League division ...and more »

Stephen Strasburg and Nationals commit biggest error of the season - Washington Post

Let's review what we know for certain: The Washington Nationals face elimination Wednesday afternoon at Wrigley Field. They employ a pitcher who, at the moment, is throwing as well as — and likely better than — anyone in the game. He is on regular ...and more »

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 »

Dusty Baker's future with Nationals shouldn't depend on postseason results - ESPN

Dusty Baker has led the Nationals to more than 90-wins in back-to-back seasons. Mark Goldman/Icon Sportswire. Facebook · Twitter · Facebook Messenger; Email; comment. Oct 10, 2017. Howard BryantESPN Senior Writer. Close. Senior Writer, ESPN.com and ...and more »

MORRISSEY: Have the Cubs put a curse on the Nationals? - Chicago Sun-Times

Bad things used to happen to the Cubs — as a rule, on general principle and just because. But's that not how the Cubs roll anymore, and if last year's World Series title wasn't enough proof for you — and why isn't it? — their first-round series with ...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 Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017. Mark GonzalesContact ReporterChicago Tribune. Even after rallying for four runs off All-Star Max Scherzer and ...and more »

Rain gives Nationals a big break, Strasburg's illness gives it right back - Yahoo Sports

CHICAGO — In the time after Anthony Rizzo's bloop single won Monday's Game 3 for the Cubs, members of the Nationals remained resolute they'd also be getting a break of their own in the future. They were right. A big break for the Nats arrived before ...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 Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017. By Chicago Tribune staffContact Reporter · Baseball · National League Championship Series · Willson Contreras ...and more »