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Houston Astros' Alex Bregman watches during the eighth inning of Game 7 of the baseball World Series against the Washington Nationals Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
October 31, 2019 - 11:23 am
HOUSTON (AP) — 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. "I've...
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The Washington Nationals celebrate after Game 7 of the baseball World Series against the Houston Astros Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, in Houston. The Nationals won 6-2 to win the series. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
October 31, 2019 - 2:23 am
HOUSTON (AP) — Stephen Strasburg paraded the MVP trophy for delirious fans packed behind the dugout. Max Scherzer tearfully hugged his teammates. Gerardo Parra did the Baby Shark chop, Sean Doolittle flapped snow angels next to the mound. Almost out of contention in May, champs in October. Howie...
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Washington Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon and Adam Eaton celebrate in the locker room after Game 7 of the baseball World Series against the Houston Astros Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, in Houston. The Nationals won 6-2 to win the series. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
October 30, 2019 - 11:49 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — When the Washington Nationals were down, Anthony Rendon made sure they were never out. He was Mr. Clutch all October. Houston starter Zack Greinke was cruising with a one-hit shutout and a 2-0 lead in Game 7 of the World Series on Wednesday night. It would be glib to say that's...
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Washington Nationals celebrates after Game 7 of the baseball World Series against the Houston Astros Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, in Houston. The Nationals won 6-2 to win the series. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
October 30, 2019 - 11:48 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — What a comeback for the Washington Nationals. The team that was 12 games under .500 before the end of May is now the World Series champion. The Nationals beat the Houston Astros 6-2 on Wednesday night, when they were down 2-0 after six innings. It was Washington's fifth comeback win...
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Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg reacts after the out out in the sixth inning of Game 2 of the baseball World Series against the Houston Astros Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
October 30, 2019 - 10:54 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The shutdown that shook baseball paid off for Stephen Strasburg and the Washington Nationals. It just took seven seasons. Strasburg was voted MVP of the World Series following the Nationals' 6-2 win over the Houston Astros in Game 7 on Wednesday night, the first title in the 51...
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Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer celebrates with the trophy after Game 7 of the baseball World Series against the Houston Astros Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, in Houston. The Nationals won 6-2 to win the series. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
October 30, 2019 - 10:49 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Max Scherzer never had a clean inning in Game 7 of the World Series for the Washington Nationals. He finished with more walks than strikeouts and walked off the mound trailing. Yet, Mad Max delivered in the clutch for the Nationals even without getting the win. Boosted by a cortisone...
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Washington Nationals' Juan Soto hits an R BI single during the eighth inning of Game 7 of the baseball World Series against the Houston Astros Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
October 30, 2019 - 8:26 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on Game 7 of the World Series (all times local): 10:22 p.m. The Washington Nationals added to their lead going into the ninth inning of Game 7 after another hit by their young slugger. Juan Soto's RBI single in the eighth inning extended Washington's lead over the Houston...
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This undated photo provided by the Tarrant County Sheriff's Department in Fort Worth, Texas shows Josh Hamilton, a former Major League Baseball player with the Texas Rangers who was arrested Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019 and charged with injury to a child after his 14-year-old daughter told his ex-wife that he'd struck her. Hamilton turned himself in Wednesday to the Tarrant County Jail in Fort Worth, Texas, and was released on $35,000 bond. (Tarrant County Sheriff's Department via AP)
October 30, 2019 - 5:41 pm
KELLER, Texas (AP) — Former All-Star slugger Josh Hamilton has been charged with injury to a child after his 14-year-old daughter told his ex-wife that he had struck her. Hamilton, 38, surrendered Wednesday to the Tarrant County Jail in Fort Worth, Texas, and was released on $35,000 bond. If...
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Washington Nationals' Kurt Suzuki hits a home run during the seventh inning of Game 2 of the baseball World Series against the Houston Astros Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
October 30, 2019 - 2:36 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Nationals catcher Kurt Suzuki has been scratched from Washington's starting lineup for the deciding Game 7 of the World Series against the Houston Astros. Suzuki missed the last three games while dealing with a hip flexor strain. The 36-year-old, who homered in Game 2, was initially...
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Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg throws against the Houston Astros during the first inning of Game 6 of the baseball World Series Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Mike Ehrmann, Pool)
October 30, 2019 - 1:09 am
HOUSTON (AP) — It's been an unconventional road to Game 7 of the World Series for Stephen Strasburg and the Washington Nationals. Seizing the October spotlight he missed out on as a youngster, Strasburg pitched another postseason gem into the ninth inning Tuesday night as the Nationals beat the...
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