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MLB Stars Hammer Manfred Over ‘Piece of Metal’ Trophy Crack

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Players who have won a World Series — and those who have come up short — seethed Monday at Commissioner Rob Manfred's reference to the sport's championship trophy as merely a "piece of metal," saying that comment reflected a disconnect ...
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Strasburg Stars as Nats Rout Astros 12-3 for 2-0 Series Lead

HOUSTON — Stephen Strasburg's time had come. Famously held out of the postseason seven years ago, Strasburg delivered on the biggest stage of all Wednesday night. "Probably going to be a little frigid, might be a little cold, so bring your jackets and yo...
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World Series: How the Nationals and Astros Match Up

A position-by-position look at the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros going into the World Series, starting tonight (Tuesday) at Minute Maid Park: First Base Nationals: Ryan Zimmerman. The longtime face of the franchise, Zimmerman was Washington's first...
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Scherzer, Zimmerman Leads Nats Past LA 6-1 to Force Game 5

WASHINGTON — Max Scherzer is 35. So is Ryan Zimmerman. The Washington Nationals would not be headed to a win-or-go-home Game 5 in their NL Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers without them. "We're a bunch of viejos. We're old guys," Scherzer j...