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World Series Game 7

Capital 'W': Nationals rally past Astros in Game 7 for franchise's 1st World Series title

Howie Kendrick and Anthony Rendon homered in the seventh inning as the Washington Nationals overcame a two-run deficit, rocking the Houston Astros 6-2 on Wednesday night in Game 7 of the World Series to win the first title in franchise history.

'I'm good': Nats' Max Scherzer ready for Game 7 start

Max Scherzer is all warmed up. The Washington ace put aside his recent injury woes for a little light tossing in left field Tuesday, a day before he hopes to start for the Nationals in Game 7 of the World Series.
Game 1

Juan Soto, Nationals tag Astros' Cole to win franchise's 1st World Series game

Juan Soto homered onto the train tracks high above the left field wall and hit a two-run double as the Washington Nationals tagged Gerrit Cole and the Houston Astros 5-4 Tuesday night in the World Series opener.
Preview

Gerrit Cole, Max Scherzer look to cement place among pitching greats in World Series

Gerrit Cole rattles off the names of the pitching greats with ease, featuring the same command he shows with his vaunted four-seam fastball.

Astros, Nationals lean on starting rotations in World Series

Gerrit Cole, Justin Verlander and Zack Greinke vs. Max Scherzer, Stephen Strasburg and Patrick Corbin - all of them all-star starters, still pitching at their peak. The focus of this World Series, which begins Tuesday night in Houston, is right on the rotations.

Jays ride bats to beat AL East champ Yankees

Justin Smoak hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the seventh to help Toronto match a season high with its fifth straight victory. He connected off Tommy Kahnle (3-2) as the Yankees' bullpen wobbled in the late innings for the third time in a week.

Blue Jays' Marcus Stroman, other all-stars make attractive trade targets

All-star pitcher Marcus Stroman of the Toronto Blue Jays is among the possible trade targets as baseball's July 31 deadline approaches, but currently nursing a strained left pectoral muscle and not available to pitch in Tuesday’s game at Cleveland.

World Series outlook: Dodgers, Red Sox rich in history, yet unfamiliar foes

For all their rich history — dating back to Babe Ruth on the mound — the Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers have rarely crossed paths heading into this World Series. Only once before in October, and that was more than a century ago.

Yankees shortstop Gregorius needs Tommy John surgery

Yankees star shortstop Didi Gregorius needs Tommy John surgery on his right elbow after injuring himself making a throw in Boston during the AL Division Series, and there's no telling exactly when he'll be able to play again.

MLB decides pitchers can have 'cheat sheets' on mound

Major League Baseball has told teams that it's perfectly OK for pitchers to carry the kind of scouting cards that umpire Joe West confiscated from Philadelphia reliever Austin Davis on the mound this weekend.

Shattering strength: Nats' Bryce Harper breaks bat and still homers

In a startling display, the Washington Nationals slugger broke his bat into two pieces, yet still hit a long home run Monday night against the New York Mets.

Twins' Paul Molitor named AL manager of the year

Paul Molitor has won the American League Manager of the Year award after his Minnesota Twins became the first team to make the playoffs following a 100-loss season.

George Springer hammers way to World Series MVP

George Springer hit so many clutch home runs, he was a clear pick for World Series MVP.
Recap

Astros outslug Dodgers in wild Game 5

Alex Bregman hit a walk-off single off Kenley Jansen with two outs in the 10th inning, and the Houston Astros beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 13-12 Sunday night to take a 3-2 World Series lead.
Recap

Yu Darvish knocked out early as Astros take 2-1 Series lead

The Houston Astros broke out their bats in a four-run second inning, beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-3 Friday night for a 2-1 World Series lead. Yuli Gurriel homered to begin the four-run burst off loser Yu Darvish that also included run-scoring singles by Marwin Gonzalez and Brian McCann plus Alex Bregman's sacrifice fly.