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

ESPNYour guide to Saturday's NLDS games: Don't count out Washington and ArizonaESPNThe 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 ...and more »

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

Yahoo News UKLEADING OFF: NL teams continue series, AL arms get a restYahoo News UKChicago 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.and more »

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

WTOPPhotos: Washington Nationals vs. Chicago Cubs in NLDSWTOPWASHINGTON — 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 ...and more »

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

CLTV25 years later, the Cubs get to see their methodical ace blossom on their teamCLTVChicago 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 ...and more »

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

Chicago Daily HeraldExpect Maddon to keep tinkering as Cubs hit their strideChicago Daily HeraldWASHINGTON -- 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.and more »

Levine: Cubs Grind Out Game 1 Win - CBS Chicago

CBS ChicagoLevine: Cubs Grind Out Game 1 WinCBS ChicagoWASHINGTON 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 ...and more »

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

Chicago Daily HeraldImrem: Hendricks has quietly become one of NL's best pitchersChicago Daily HeraldBy 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 ...and more »

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

Washington TimesKris Bryant felt nervous, but the Cubs experience helps against NationalsWashington TimesChicago 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, ...and more »

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

Cubs look for 2-0 lead with Lester startingYahoo SportsWASHINGTON -- 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 ...and more »

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

News & ObserverRendon makes key error, Nats unravel in 6th inning vs CubsNews & ObserverWashington'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 ...and more »

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

Danbury News TimesNationals' bats go dormant in NLDS opener, fall to CubsDanbury News TimesWashington 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 ...and more »

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

Yahoo SportsNLDS Game 1: Cubs blank Nationals in 3-0 winYahoo SportsWASHINGTON, 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.and more »

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

Chron.comKyle Hendricks outduels Stephen Strasburg as Cubs top Nationals in Game 1Chron.comWASHINGTON (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 ...and more »

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

Chicago Sun-TimesHammer time? Jon Lester is the guy to drop it on the Nats in Game 2Chicago Sun-TimesWASHINGTON — 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 ...and more »

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

Washington PostKyle Hendricks, the Cubs' soft-tossing Dartmouth grad, leaves the Nats frustratedWashington PostRyan 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.and more »

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

Sporting NewsCubs C Willson Contreras: 'He (Kyle Hendricks) didn't miss a spot'Sporting NewsCubs 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 ...and more »

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

CBS ChicagoKyle Hendricks In Command For Cubs In Game 1 WinCBS 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 ...and more »

Hendricks bests Strasburg, Nats - Albany Times Union

Albany Times UnionHendricks bests Strasburg, NatsAlbany Times UnionWASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 06: Kyle Hendricks #28 of the Chicago Cubs delivers a pitch against the Washington Nationals in the first inning during game one of the National League Division Series at Nationals Park on October 6, 2017 in Washington, ...and more »

Cubs' timely hitting, Kyle Hendricks' crafty pitching earn Game 1 victory over Nationals - Chicago Tribune

Chicago TribuneCubs' timely hitting, Kyle Hendricks' crafty pitching earn Game 1 victory over NationalsChicago TribunePhotos from Game 1 of the National League Division Series between the Cubs and Nationals on Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, at Nationals Park. Mark GonzalesContact ReporterChicago Tribune. Power dominates, but Cubs style points Friday night proved more ...and more »

Nationals lose crucial first game to open NLDS - Washington Times

Washington TimesNationals lose crucial first game to open NLDSWashington TimesWashington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg throws against the Chicago Cubs in the seventh inning of Game 1 of baseball's National League Division Series, at Nationals Park, Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) ...and more »