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Dodgers Beat Rays To Win World Series, Corey Seager Named MVP

Oct 28, 2020 2:07 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers finally won their World Series, the first for the franchise since 1988 and the first in three tries for them over the past four years.

The Dodgers beat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-1 on Tuesday night at Globe Life Field behind a stellar effort from their bullpen, with six relievers combining for a 7⅓ scoreless innings after starter Tony Gonsolin gave up a solo home run to Rays rookie sensation Randy Arozarena in the first.

Corey Seager achieved a rare October double, becoming Most Valuable Player of the World Series after earning the honor for the League Championship Series.

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Cody Bellinger's HR Gives Dodgers Game 7 Win, Advance To World Series

Oct 19, 2020 12:54 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers are back in the World Series, determined to do what they couldn't the last two times they tried: end a championship drought of more than three decades.

Cody Bellingers mammoth seventh-inning home run unknotted a tense, tied game, and Julio Urias vanquished the vaunted Atlanta Braves lineup for the final nine outs in the Dodgers' 4-3 win in Game 7 of the National League Championship Series on Sunday night.

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Rays Beat Astros, Advance To World Series

Oct 18, 2020 12:59 AM

The Tampa Bay Rays, a team of anonymous stars, are headed to the World Series after holding off baseball's most infamous team.

The Rays held on to beat the Houston Astros 4-2 in Game 7 of the American League Championship Series on Saturday, ending Houston's bid to become the second team in baseball history to overcome a 3-0 deficit in a postseason series.

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Padres Return To Playoffs After 14 Long Years

Sep 20, 2020 11:09 PM

After 14 long years, the San Diego Padres are back in the playoffs, this time with a cast of stars who never flinch when they get down.

The Padres beat the Seattle Mariners 7-4 on Sunday with a three-run rally in the 11th inning that included a go-ahead double by newcomer Mitch Moreland.

In one of many bizarre twists to 2020, the clincher came in the finale of a series that was moved from Seattle because of poor air quality due to wildfires, so the Mariners were considered the home team and batted last.

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Cubs' Alec Mills Throws No-Hitter At Brewers

Sep 14, 2020 1:34 AM

Chicago Cubs righty Alec Mills threw the league's second no-hitter of the season Sunday, shutting down the Milwaukee Brewers in a 12-0 victory.

Mills, 28, struck out five while walking three.

Asked in the postgame interview on the Marquee Sports Network how he felt, Mills responded: "I have no idea. It hasn't really hit me yet. I didn't really know how to celebrate. Just something that came together today."

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Recap: Nationals Win First World Series, Stephen Strasburg Named MVP

Oct 31, 2019 7:50 AM

Just as they did all season, the Washington Nationals stayed the course and rallied on Wednesday night.

The only difference was their latest win came in Game 7 of the World Series.

The Nationals trailed the Houston Astros through six innings, but scored three runs in the seventh and won 6-2 to make history. It's the first championship in franchise history and marked the first time in Major League history that the road team won all seven games.

Max Scherzer, who was scratched from his scheduled start on Sunday, gritted through five innings. He allowed seven hits and had a baserunner in each inning, but allowed just two runs. Zack Greinke was brilliant for the Astros until the seventh. He allowed just two hits and issued two walks in 6 1/3 frames.

Yuli Gurriel got the scoring started with a solo home run in the second and Houston took a 2-0 lead when Carlos Correa singled to left in the fifth. Scherzer minimized the damage in the inning, keeping the Nationals within striking distance.

Anthony Rendon homered in the seventh and Howie Kendrick put Washington in front with a two-run blast to right.

The Nationals added insurance runs on an RBI single by Juan Soto in the eighth and a two-RBI single by Adam Eaton with the bases loaded in the ninth.

Houston had many chances to add runs in the early innings, but failed to capitalize. They went 1-for-8 with runners in scoring position and left 10 men on base.

Stephen Strasburg, who the Nationals shut down for the postseason earlier in his career, was named the World Series MVP.

Washington hit a low point in May when they dipped 12 games under .500, but they were able to secure one of the National League Wild Card bids.


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Nationals Rally To Win Franchise's First World Series

Oct 31, 2019 12:50 AM

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

With all eyes on Max Scherzer

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Recap: Nationals Beat Astros 7-2, Force Game 7

Oct 30, 2019 7:52 AM

The Washington Nationals endured a wild seventh inning and beat the Houston Astros 7-2 on Tuesday night to force a Game 7 in the World Series.

After a disputed call went against the Nationals in the seventh, Anthony Rendon hit a two-run home run off Will Harris. Davey Martinez, still upset over the missed call, was ejected by umpires during all the drama.

Stephen Strasburg lived up to the moment, pitching into the ninth. He struck out seven, walked two and allowed five hits. The only runs he allowed came in the first when Jose Altuve hit a sacrifice fly to score George Springer and Alex Bregman clubbed a solo home run.

Sean Doolittle relieved Strasburg and got the final two outs of the game.

Justin Verlander allowed three runs, including a pair of homers, in five innings. He had three strikeouts and as many walks.

Rendon finished the game with five RBI. In addition to his home run, he had an RBI single in the first and a two-run double in the ninth.

The Game 7 matchup is scheduled to be Max Scherzer and Zack Greinke. Scherzer was supposed to start Game 5, but was scratched because of an irritated nerve in his neck.


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Recap: Gerrit Cole Shuts Down Nationals, Astros Take 3-2 Lead

Oct 28, 2019 7:30 AM

Gerrit Cole was dominant over seven innings as the Houston Astros defeated the Washington Nationals 7-1 on Sunday night to take a 3-2 lead in the World Series.

Cole, who lost earlier in the series for the first time since May, struck out nine and allowed one run on three hits. Juan Soto homered off Cole in the seventh for Washington's only run of the game.

Joe Ross was pressed into duty for the Nationals after Max Scherzer, who was scheduled to start, was scratched due to neck spasms.

Ross allowed four runs in five innings. He struck out one, walked two and allowed five hits. Yordan Alvarez hit a two-run home run in the second and Carlos Correa followed it up with a two-run blast of his own in the fourth.

Already leading 4-1, Yuli Gurriel had an RBI single in the eighth and George Springer hit a two-run home run off Daniel Hudson in the ninth.

The road team has won every game of the series so far as the action shifts back to Houston.

The Nationals will turn to Stephen Strasburg and the Astros will start Justin Verlander in Game 6 on Tuesday night.


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Gerrit Cole, Astros Beat Nationals For 3-2 Series Lead

Oct 28, 2019 2:08 AM

Gerrit Cole gave Houston a firm grip on the Series by beating the Nationals 7-1 Sunday night for a 3-2 lead.

Cole looked exactly like the stud who dominated baseball most of this season, bouncing back from a Game 1 clunker to pitch the Astros to their third straight win.

What a turnaround for his teammates, too -- outscored 17-7 overall at home, Houston hammered Washington 19-3 at Nationals Park.

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Recap: Astros Cruise To Game 4 Win Over Nationals

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Astros Win Behind Jose Urquidy, Alex Bregman To Even Series

Recap: Astros Finally Shut Down Nationals, Win Game 3

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Astros' Bullpen Delivers Game 3 Win Over Nationals

Recap: Nationals Use 6-Run Seventh To Take Game 2 Over Astros

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Recap: Nationals Take Game 1, Hand Gerrit Cole Rare Loss

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Recap: Jose Altuve's Walk-Off Puts Astros In World Series

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Recap: Yankees Beat Justin Verlander, Force Game 6

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James Paxton Pitches Yankees To Game 5 Win, Close To 3-2 In ALCS

Recap: Astros Beat Yankees 8-3, Take 3-1 ALCS Lead

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Astros Power Past Yankees To Take 3-1 Series Lead

Recap: Howie Kendrick Named MVP As Nationals Sweep Cardinals

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Recap: Gerrit Cole Silences Yankees As Astros Take Game 3

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Gerrit Cole Pitches Astros To Game 3 Win Over Yankees

Nationals Head To World Series With Sweep Of Cardinals

Recap: Nationals Remain Hot, Take 3-0 Lead Over Cardinals

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Strasburg, Kendrick Lead Nationals To Game 3 Win, Take 3-0 Series Lead

Recap: Carlos Correa's Walk-Off Home Run In 11th Ties ALCS

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Carlos Correa Hits Walk-Off HR In 11th Inning To Tie ALCS

Recap: Masahiro Tanaka Shines, Yankees Win Game 1

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