Rizzo Homers, Cubs Hold Off Nationals' Rally For 6-5 Win
Nationals Trades A Surprise In Midst Of Playoff ChaseNationals GM Mike Rizzo waved the white flag Tuesday by trading two of the team's veteran players, despite still being firmly in the playoff race.
Nationals Trounce Cubs 9-4Anthony Rizzo got his 1,000th career hit for the Cubs.
Cubs Beat Nationals 3-2Kyle Hendricks gave up two runs and eight hits in six innings for Chicago. Steve Cishek (3-1) struck out the final two batters in the seventh.
Scherzer Putting Together MVP-Type Season For NationalsIf Max Scherzer continues to perform like he has through the first few months of the season, it will be hard to argue against him taking home his first National League MVP Award.
Cubs Lose Quality Control Coach Henry Blanco To NationalsBlanco will take over as the Nationals' bullpen coach under manager Davey Martinez.
New Nationals Manager Dave Martinez: 'We're Here To Win The World Series'"We've just got to get over the fact that we're not here just to win a playoff game," Martinez says.
Davey Martinez Reaches Agreement To Become Nationals' ManagerMartinez had served as Joe Maddon's bench coach for the past 10 seasons.
Report: Nationals To Interview Cubs Bench Coach Dave Martinez For Managerial JobMartinez, 53, has served as Joe Maddon's bench coach for the past 10 seasons.
Nationals Won't Retain Dusty Baker As ManagerBaker led the Nationals to the NL East title in each of his two years with the club.
Listen: Final Call Of Cubs Beating Nationals To Clinch NLDSWade Davis struck out Bryce Harper to end it, sending the Cubs to the NLCS for the third straight year.