Washington Nationals

ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 12: Joaquin Arias #13 of the San Francisco Giants breaks his bat in the fifth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals during Game Two of the National League Championship Series at Busch Stadium on October 12, 2014 in St Louis, Missouri.

Playoff Pinch Hits: Wild-Card Teams Dominating MLB Postseason

The Royals and Giants, both wild-card teams, could each make the World Series. The top MLB regular-season teams are out, again.

CBS Chicago–10/13/2014

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 05: Greg Holland #56 celebrates with Norichika Aoki #23 of the Kansas City Royals after defeating the Los Angeles Angels 8-3 in Game Three of the American League Division Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 5, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

6 Fantastic Sports Photos You Have To See

These photos capture great moments.

CBS Chicago–10/10/2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 07: Santiago Casilla #46 and Buster Posey #28 of the San Francisco Giants celebrate after the final out of their 3 to 2 win over the Washington Nationals during Game Four of the National League Division Series at AT&T Park on October 7, 2014 in San Francisco, California.

Playoff Pinch Hits: Giants Eliminate Nationals With Three One-Run Wins

The San Francisco Giants advanced, beating the Washington Nationals in the NLDS in three close games. But are the upsets really a surprise?

CBS Chicago–10/08/2014

ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 07: Adam Wainright #50 of the St. Louis Cardinals celebrates with teammates after the Cardinals defeat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 to win game 4 of the National League Division Series at Busch Stadium on October 7, 2014 in St Louis, Missouri.

Playoff Pinch Hits: Kershaw, Dodgers Can’t Get Past Cardinals Yet Again

The Cardinals eliminated the Dodgers to advance to the NLCS for the fourth straight year.

CBS Chicago–10/08/2014

Bryce Harper #34 of the Washington Nationals celebrates as he rounds the bases on his solo home run in the seventh inning against the San Francisco Giants during Game Four of the National League Division Series at AT&T Park on October 7, 2014 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Giants Top Nationals 3-2, Return To NLCS Vs Cards

Joe Panik scored the go-ahead run in the seventh inning on Aaron Barrett’s bases-loaded wild pitch, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Washington Nationals 3-2 on Tuesday night to return to the NL Championship Series.

10/07/2014

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 04: A view of the scoreboard showing the San Francisco Giants defeated the Washington Nationals in the eighteenth inning during Game Two of the National League Division Series at Nationals Park on October 4, 2014 in Washington, DC.

Playoff Pinch Hits: Nationals One Loss Away From Another Playoff Disappoinment

The Nationals are facing NLDS elimination… again. The Dodges and Cardinals continue to slug it out.

10/06/2014

ANAHEIM, CA - OCTOBER 03: Eric Hosmer #35 of the Kansas City Royals celebrates with teammates after defeating the Los Angeles Angels 4-1 in eleven innings in Game Two of the American League Division Series at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on October 3, 2014 in Anaheim, California.

Playoff Pinch Hits: Four LDS Matchups In Full Swing For Weekend Action

All four League Division Series are well underway now in the 2014 MLB Playoffs, and as usual, there are plenty of surprises.

10/04/2014

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 24: Clayton Kershaw #22 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates with fans following the Dodgers' 9-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants to win the National League West Division Championship at Dodger Stadium on September 24, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.

Playoff Pinch Hits: High Payrolls Reign Supreme In National League Playoffs

The National League Division Series feature some of the wealthiest teams in the league. Will the results justify the expense?

CBS Chicago–10/03/2014

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Top 5 Starting Rotations If The Playoffs Started Today

By Jordan Tracy The trade deadline has come and gone. All that is left is possibly waiver wire trades that could include someone like Cliff Lee being dealt but major moves have been made before […]

07/31/2014

(Photo Credit: Getty Images/Ed Zurga)

Top 5 MLB Closer Celebrations

Do closer celebrations bother you? Here is a list of some of my favorite closer celebrations to help you decide whether they are awesome or down right classless.

07/21/2014

PHOENIX, AZ - APRIL 13: Paul Goldschmidt #44 of the Arizona Diamondbacks at bat during the MLB game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Chase Field on April 13, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Dodgers defeated the Diamondbacks 8-6.

National League Mid-Season Team MVPs

Sometimes a team’s best players don’t make the All-Star team. Here are the National League’s mid-season team MVPs.

07/11/2014

Jake Arrieta. (Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Nationals Beat Cubs 2-1

Ryan Zimmerman’s eighth inning single drove in the go-ahead run as the surging Washington Nationals capped a strong weekend with a 2-1 win over the Chicago Cubs on Sunday.

07/06/2014

Carlos Villanueva.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Cubs Shut Out By Nationals, 13-0

Gio Gonzalez pitched eight sparkling innings and Ryan Zimmerman tied a career high with four hits and drove in three runs as the Washington Nationals roughed up the Chicago Cubs without recently traded Jeff Samardzija for a 13-0 victory Saturday.

07/05/2014

Justin Ruggiano #20 of the Chicago Cubs gets his third hit of game in the ninth inning during a baseball game against the Washington Nationals on July 4, 2014 at Nationals Park in Washington, DC.  The Cubs won 7-2.  (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

Ruggiano Homers, Cubs Cool Off Nationals 7-2

Justin Ruggiano homered for the second straight game for the Chicago Cubs, who used another solid outing from Jason Hammel to beat the Washington Nationals 7-2 on Friday.

07/04/2014

Chris Coghlan steals second base ahead of the tag by Ian Desmond  of the Washington Nationals.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Cubs Shutout By Nationals 3-0

Gio Gonzalez pitched two-hit ball over seven innings, and the Washington Nationals beat the Chicago Cubs 3-0 Saturday in the first game of a day-night doubleheader.

06/28/2014

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 12: Anthony Rendon #6 of the Washington Nationals follows through on a seventh inning run scoring sacrifice fly against the New York Mets at Citi Field on September 12, 2013 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. The Nationals defeated the Mets 7-2.

Can The Nationals’ Anthony Rendon Overcome Growing Pains?

Anthony Rendon has settled in at second base for the Nationals. But his job isn’t safe yet.

03/07/2014

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Exclusive Excerpt From John Feinstein’s ‘Where Nobody Knows Your Name’

An exclusive excerpt from John Feinstein’s book, “Where Nobody Knows Your Name,” which chronicles the lives of those trying to reach Major League Baseball.

02/25/2014

Bryce Harper.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Nationals Game Postponed Following Shooting

Monday night’s game between the Washington Nationals and Atlanta Braves has been postponed following a shooting at the Washington Navy Yard that claimed the lives of 12 people Monday morning.

670 The Score–09/16/2013

Jayson Werth #28 of the Washington Nationals follows through on a three-run home run scoring teammates Ryan Zimmerman #11 and Bryce Harper #34 during the third inning against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on August 21, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Nationals Power Past Cubs 11-6

Jayson Werth and Scott Hairston hit three-run homers to lead the Washington Nationals to an 11-6 win over the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday.

08/21/2013

Welington Castillo #53 of the Chicago Cubs reacts after striking out as catcher Wilson Ramos #40 of the Washington Nationals throws the ball back to the pitcher during the second inning at Wrigley Field on August 20, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Cubs Fall To Nationals 4-2

Ryan Zimmerman had two hits and drove in a run, Bryce Harper also had two hits and scored a crucial ninth-inning run, and Dan Haren pitched six strong innings to help the Washington Nationals beat the Chicago Cubs 4-2 Tuesday night.

08/20/2013

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