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‘A group of heartbroken men’: Astros fall short of title

It was well within their grasp. The Houston Astros had a shot at a mini dynasty with a second title in three seasons. Instead, they failed to get one win in two chances at home against the Washington Nationals and have an offseason as runner-ups to ponder what might have been.

With each pitch at Series, call gets louder for robot umps

From the box seats to the far reaches of the bleachers, all 40,000 umpires in the stands at Nationals Park were sure they could tell: Gerrit Cole’s fastball to Victor Robles missed the strike zone. By at least an inch, clearly.

Having a catch: Astros, Nats kids crash World Series warmups

WASHINGTON – After Robinson Chirinos yanked a line drive off the foul pole in left field to give the Houston Astros a 4-1 lead in Game 3 of the World Series against the Washington Nationals, he huddled with his 12-year-old son, David, in the clubhouse. “I came inside and he was waiting for me, like, ‘Give me a hug, nice job, good swing,“’ Chirinos said. “Stuff like that, you can’t put into words. There’s some memories you’re going to remember forever. So I thank God and the Houston organization to allow me to do that.”

Even amid impeachment probe, both sides cheer for the Nats

As he took the podium last week in the White House briefing room, acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney was a familiar Washington figure – a former congressman and D.C. transplant who cheers for the team that calls Capitol Hill home.

A century after Black Sox, baseball cheating goes high-tech

A century after the Black Sox scandal that tarnished the World Series and ushered in major changes in baseball, the notion that millionaire ballplayers would take money to throw a game – much less the World Series – is all but unthinkable.

Anibal Sanchez starts for Nats in World Series after 13 days’ rest

Anibal Sanchez is not as highly touted, or as highly paid, as the three members of the Washington Nationals’ starting staff who already have pitched in this World Series. All he’s done so far this postseason, though, is go 1-0 with a 0.71 ERA in two starts, taking a no-hit bid into the eighth inning of his previous appearance.

Will ‘Baby Shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo’ do Series debut?

The “Baby Shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo” earworm might just be coming to a World Series near you, if Washington Nationals backup outfielder Gerardo Parra heads to the plate during one of his team’s home games against the Houston Astros.