Nationals Win First World Series Title

After delivering a knockout blow in the late innings of Game 6 following a controversial interference call, the Washington Nationals looked to emerge victorious in Game 7 and complete a road team sweep in the World Series. Nationals 6, Astros 2 (box score) W: Patrick Corbin L: Will Harris The starting pitching matchup featured two…

World Series Game 6: Nats Force Game 7 in Spite of Controversial Call

With Sunday's road victory by the Houston Astros, the Washington Nationals were pushed to the brink of elimination and in need of a victory to extend the series to a decisive seventh game. Nationals 7, Astros 2 (box score) W: Stephen Strasburg L: Justin Verlander The Nats gave Strasburg an early one-run lead, but he allowed…

World Series Game 5: Astros Slug Their Way to Series Lead

The Houston Astros and Washington Nationals entered Sunday tied at 2-2 in the World Series. The winner would take the advantage in the best of three matchup comprising the remainder of the series. As I mentioned in yesterday's recap, US President Donald Trump had threatened to attend the game. He did indeed appear with a…

World Series Game 4: Astros Stomp Nats to Even Series

After yesterdays 4-1 victory, the Houston Astros entered tonight's game looking for another road win to tie the World Series at 2-2. Astros 8, Nationals 1 (box score) W: José Urquidy L: Patrick Corbin The Astros scored two runs off Corbin immediately. Meanwhile, the Nats were unable to get anything going against Urquidy, who pitched five…

World Series Game 3: Astros Get a Road Win

Game 3 of the World Series opened in Washington, D.C. with the favorites, the Houston Astros, down 2-0 and looking to avoid falling to the brink of elimination. Astros 4, Nationals 1 (box score) W: Josh James L: Aníbal Sánchez S: Roberto Osuna Houston grabbed an early lead on an RBI single by Josh Reddick, which…

World Series Game 2: Nats Pound Astros in Late Innings to Take 2-0 Lead

Following Tuesday's 5-4 defeat in Game 1, the Houston Astros looked to bounce back behind starter Justin Verlander to tie the series. The game remained deadlocked at 2-2 after each starting pitcher allowed two runs in the 1st inning, until the Washington Nationals broke out with a six-run rally in the 7th. Nationals 12, Astros…

World Series Game 1: Soto Flirts with Cycle in Nats Victory

Tuesday was a big night for sports viewing with the home opener of the defending NBA champion Toronto Raptors, the LA Clippers hosting the LA Lakers in a game featuring two former Raptors stars on opposite sides, as well as Game 1 of the 2019 World Series. Nationals 5, Astros 4 (box score) W: Max Scherzer…