Category: MLB

Finally, the Nationals Are in the World Series

WASHINGTON — Baseball has had a long, agonizing history in the nation’s capital, where decades of abject failure led teams to abandon the city and seek success elsewhere. But now, after 86 years and the departure of two franchises, Washington will finally host a World Series again. The Washington Nationals beat the St. Louis Cardinals,…

Nationals Bowl Over the Cardinals Again in the N.L.C.S.

WASHINGTON — The first League Championship Series game held in Washington, D.C. was a party for most of the 43,675 fans who attended on Monday night. The second one could be a long-awaited coronation. The Washington Nationals, heirs to almost a century of baseball anguish in the nation’s capital, beat the St. Louis Cardinals, 8-1,…

Astros Beat Yankees as Bullpen Battle Ends With One Swing

HOUSTON — Carlos Correa stopped halfway to home plate as his Houston Astros teammates bounced around in delight. As J.A. Happ and the rest of the Yankees trudged off the field after Game 2 of the American League Championship Series, Correa tossed his helmet like a basketball into the circle of his delirious Astros and…