Nats Sweep Cards; DC In World Series For 1st Time Since ’33


Stephen Strasburg struck out 12 in seven innings, and Howie Kendrick had two two-out RBI doubles, and the Washington Nationals are now on the brink of a first-ever World Series appearance. It means for the first time since 1933, when the Washington Senators played the New York Giants at old Griffith Stadium, the World Series will be played in the nation's capital. That season, the former Washington team lost to the New York Yankees in five games. Game 4 is scheduled for Wednesday, weather permitting. "Get to the playoffs and you've got a puncher's chance".

The Nationals beat the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League Division Series and then steamrolled the Cardinals.

"Of course, we could've played better", said St. Louis first baseman Paul Goldschmidt, who was 1 for 16 with nine strikeouts in the NLCS, "but we didn't".

When Bryce Harper left in the offseason, the Nats used some of his money on Corbin's six-year, $140 million deal.

The duo reprised the history they made in the 2013 ALCS for the Detroit Tigers, when they became the first pitchers in postseason history to hold the same team hitless through 5 innings in back-to-back games. It wasn't easy, though: After replacing Doolittle with two outs in the eighth, Hudson hit his first batter and walked his second, bringing pinch-hitter Matt Carpenter to the plate as the go-ahead run with the bases loaded.

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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.

"He ran the bases (Sunday) and ran them at full tilt".

"José has just had good at-bats, putting good swings on the baseball", manager Mike Shildt said.

One run scored, and two more followed when Yan Gomes belted a double. That was the setting for comeback No. 2: Trailing 3-1 in the bottom of the eighth, they rallied for three runs against Brewers closer Josh Hader to win 4-3. Washington did not face either Houston or NY in interleague play in 2019.