Your guide to Saturday's NLDS games: Don't count out Washington and Arizona - ESPN

The Chicago Cubs and Los Angeles Dodgers won their openers, putting us a little closer to a rematch of last year's National League Championship Series. But we're getting ahead of ourselves. The Washington Nationals and Arizona Diamondbacks will come ...

LEADING OFF: NL teams continue series, AL arms get a rest - Yahoo News UK

Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon watches from the dugout the final out of the fifth inning during in Game 1 of baseball's National League Division Series against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park, Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, in Washington.

Photos: Washington Nationals vs. Chicago Cubs in NLDS - WTOP

WASHINGTON — The NL Division Series began Friday night in D.C. with the Chicago Cubs beating the Washington Nationals 3-0 in Game 1. See how the Nats fare in their postseason run. Washington Nationals shortstop Trea Turner (7) throws out Chicago ...

25 years later, the Cubs get to see their methodical ace blossom on their team - CLTV

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Kyle Hendricks works in the first inning against the Washington Nationals in Game 1 of a National League Division Series on Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, at Nationals Park in Washington D.C. (Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune/TNS via ...

Expect Maddon to keep tinkering as Cubs hit their stride - Chicago Daily Herald

WASHINGTON -- After Game 1 of the NLDS, we have these three questions about the Cubs: 1. Will the Cubs' lineup look different in Game 2 on Saturday? Yes, with the Nats throwing lefty Gio Gonzalez at the Cubs, the lineup figures to look more right-handed.

Levine: Cubs Grind Out Game 1 Win - CBS Chicago

WASHINGTON D.C. (CBS) — Pitching almost always what sets the tone in October playoff baseball, and Game 1 of the National League Division Series between the Cubs and Nationals was no different Friday evening. The Nationals had a human buzz saw ...

Chicago Cubs beat Washington Nationals in Game 1 behind Kyle Hendricks - Northwest Herald

WASHINGTON – It was tough to tell who the “phenom” was and who the “finesse guy” was Friday night. The way the Nationals' Stephen Strasburg was dealing, the Cubs were going to need a break. They were going to need to capitalize. And they were going ...

Hendricks outworks Strasburg; Cubs pounce on error to win Game 1 - DeKalb Daily Chronicle

WASHINGTON – The way Stephen Strasburg was throwing Friday night, the Cubs were going to need a break. And they were going to have to capitalize. They did both. Taking advantage of an error by Washington Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon to ...

Imrem: Hendricks has quietly become one of NL's best pitchers - Chicago Daily Herald

By Mike Imrem Nobody should be surprised that Kyle Hendricks is more than a team like the Washington Nationals and pitcher like Stephen Strasburg can handle. Maybe a couple years ago this wouldn't have made any sense because … Hendricks, Cubs ...

Kris Bryant felt nervous, but the Cubs experience helps against Nationals - Washington Times

Chicago Cubs' Kris Bryant reacts after reaching second base on an RBI double scoring teammate Javier Baez in the sixth inning against the Washington National in Game 1 of baseball's National League Division Series, at Nationals Park, Friday, Oct. 6, ...

Cubs look for 2-0 lead with Lester starting - Yahoo Sports

WASHINGTON -- Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon has his team in the postseason for the third year in a row. And that had not happened for the Cubs since skipper Frank Chance took Chicago to the World Series each year from 1906-08. But several ...

Rendon makes key error, Nats unravel in 6th inning vs Cubs - News & Observer

Washington's sure-handed third baseman made an error on a sixth-inning grounder that marked his team's first and biggest mistake Friday night during a 3-0 loss to the Chicago Cubs in Game 1 of the NL Division Series. The Nationals went from a potential ...

Cubs take Game 1 vs. Nationals in pitchers duel - Santa Rosa Press Democrat

WASHINGTON — Relying on precision rather than power, Kyle Hendricks pitched the Chicago Cubs to another winning start in October. Hendricks outdueled Stephen Strasburg on the mound, and the Cubs opened defense of their first World Series title in ...

Nationals' bats go dormant in NLDS opener, fall to Cubs - Danbury News Times

Washington starter Stephen Strasburg delivers the first pitch of the National League Division Series against Chicago at Nationals Park on Friday night. Strasburg struck out 10 in seven innings of work, giving ... more. Photo: Jonathan Newton, The ...

NLDS Game 1: Cubs blank Nationals in 3-0 win - Yahoo Sports

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The pitchers' duel, whose heartbeat slowed during baseball's regular season and stopped altogether in the first days of the 2017 postseason, was defibrillated back to life Friday night. The Chicago Cubs couldn't hit Stephen Strasburg.

Kyle Hendricks outduels Stephen Strasburg as Cubs top Nationals in Game 1 - Chron.com

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kyle Hendricks goes about things completely differently than Stephen Strasburg does on the mound. The kid from Dartmouth relies on a fastball that on a good day reaches 88 mph — about 10 mph slower than Strasburg's — and a ...

Hammer time? Jon Lester is the guy to drop it on the Nats in Game 2 - Chicago Sun-Times

WASHINGTON — It only makes sense that Jon Lester, the Cubs' Mr. Old School, would identify with coach Norman Dale of “Hoosiers” fame. But this is why you want a guy like Lester on the mound for Game 2 Saturday against the Nationals. The Nats, down ...

Kyle Hendricks, the Cubs' soft-tossing Dartmouth grad, leaves the Nats frustrated - Washington Post

Ryan Zimmerman smacked his hands together in frustration as his jog came to a halt before he even reached first base Friday night at Nationals Park. The Washington Nationals first baseman had grounded out to the left side for the third time in six innings.

Cubs C Willson Contreras: 'He (Kyle Hendricks) didn't miss a spot' - Sporting News

Cubs catcher Wilson Contreras had the best seat in the house for starter Kyle Hendricks' performance in Game 1 of the National League Division Series Friday. He made sure everyone knew exactly how good his pitcher looked from his perspective. “He didn ...

Kyle Hendricks In Command For Cubs In Game 1 Win - CBS Chicago

(CBS) The Cubs began their World Series defense with the same starter as in their Game 7 victory, and right-hander Kyle Hendricks deliver the same result for his team. Hendricks pitched seven shutout innings and earned the win in the Cubs' 3-0 victory ...