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Bumpy road for Nationals manager leads to ‘beautiful place’

Rough as things were when Washington was 19-31 and people were wondering whether Nationals manager Dave Martinez was in over his head and might get fired, he never wavered. Just as important, neither did the support he received from GM Mike Rizzo and team ownership.
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Yanks’ bullpen to be tested after rainout squeezes ALCS

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 16, 2019, 1:12 p.m.

Game 4 of the AL Championship Series scheduled for Wednesday night has been postponed because of rain in the forecast. The Houston Astros and New York Yankees will play Game 4 on Thursday night instead, with Game 5 on Friday at Yankee Stadium and Game 6 in Houston on Saturday if necessary.
Sports >  MLB

Joe Maddon returns to Los Angeles Angels as manager

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 16, 2019, 1:08 p.m.

Joe Maddon has agreed to become the Los Angeles Angels’ manager. Maddon and the Angels agreed to terms Wednesday on a deal to reunite the veteran manager with the organization where he spent the first three decades of his baseball career.
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Cardinals implode in 1st inning, swept by Nationals in NLCS

Mike Shildt took the ball from Dakota Hudson and patted him on the back of the neck. Hudson was out of the game after recording one out on 15 pitches against eight Washington Nationals batters, and the St. Louis Cardinals were on the receiving end of what they did to the Atlanta Braves in the last round.
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Wild-card Nationals head to World Series with sweep of Cards

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 15, 2019, 10:36 p.m.

Washington is heading to the World Series for the first time in 86 years after the wild-card Nationals used a seven-run first inning and Patrick Corbin’s 12-strikeout performance to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-4 and sweep the NL Championship Series.
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Yankees slumping at plate, fall behind 2-1 to Astros in ALCS

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 15, 2019, 7:20 p.m.

Didi Gregorius turned on a first-pitch fastball from Gerrit Cole with two on and two outs in the fifth inning and sent it soaring toward the right-field seats. The crowd at Yankee Stadium rose and roared, hoping for a go-ahead drive.