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Ian Desmond of the Washington Nationals reacts as he strikes out in the ninth inning against the San Francisco Giants during Game 4 of the National League Division Series at AT&T Park on Oct. 7, 2014 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Nationals Thrive for 162 Games, But Not in October

For the second time in three years, the Washington Nationals won the most games in the NL — and then quickly exited from the playoffs.

10/08/2014

Aaron Barrett talks to Ian Desmond (left) and Adam LaRoche after throwing a wild pitch in the seventh inning against the San Francisco Giants during Game 4 of the National League Division Series at AT&T Park on Oct. 7, 2014 in San Francisco.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Nats’ Aaron Barrett: ‘We Will Come Back Stronger Than Ever’

Aaron Barrett, the Nationals’ rookie relief pitcher who surrendered the game-winning run in Tuesday’s heartbreaking Game 4 playoff loss, says Washington “will come back stronger than ever.”

10/08/2014

Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar waits for the throw as the Orioles' Adam Jones slides safely into second base for a double during a game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in May. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Orioles ALCS Schedule vs. Royals

After winning the American League East Division and sweeping the Detroit Tigers in the AL Division Series, the Baltimore Orioles are making their first appearance in the AL Championship Series since 1997.

10/08/2014

Buster Posey #28 of the San Francisco Giants is out at home plate by Aaron Barrett #30 of the Washington Nationals in the seventh inning during Game Four of the National League Division Series at AT&T Park on October 7, 2014 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Nationals’ Season Ends With 3-2 Loss to Giants in NLDS Game 4

The Washington Nationals’ season is over after losing 3-2 to the San Francisco Giants in Game 4 of their National League Division Series on Tuesday night.

10/08/2014

Rafael Soriano adjusts his cap on the mound after blowing a lead against the Phillies in September. (Photo by Jonathan Ernst/Getty Images)

Nats Leave Detwiler Off NLDS Roster, Keep Soriano

Left-hander Ross Detwiler has been left off the Washington Nationals’ roster for their NL Division Series against the San Francisco Giants.

10/03/2014

Gregor Blanco of the San Francisco Giants is tagged out at third base by Kevin Frandsen of the Washington Nationals at AT&T Park on June 9, 2014 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Nationals-Giants: NL’s Top Record vs. Postseason Experience

The San Francisco Giants and Washington Nationals both missed the postseason last year. That’s pretty much where the similarities end heading into Friday’s NL Division Series opener.

10/03/2014

The Nationals and Orioles appear to be on a collision course to make a Beltway Series a reality. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Nationals, Orioles Savor Concept of Beltway World Series

Not long ago, the prospect of a Baltimore-Washington matchup in the World Series was nothing short of absurd.

10/03/2014

Giants pitcher Tim Hudson took a shot below the belt at the Nats. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Tim Hudson Clarifies ‘What Do You Have Between Your Legs?’ Comment About Nationals

The Nationals and Giants don’t start their playoff series until Friday afternoon but shots were fired late Wednesday night, just hours after San Francisco booked its trip to Washington.

10/02/2014

Asdrubal Cabrera of the Washington Nationals is congratulated by Bryce Harper after scoring against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on Sept. 18, 2014 in Miami.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Keys to Nationals vs. Giants NLDS

Here’s a look at the keys to the best-of-five National League Division Series between the Nationals and Giants.

10/02/2014

Ubaldo Jimenez, who struggled for much of the season, is one of 11 pitchers on the Orioles ALDS roster. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Orioles Keep Jimenez, Exclude Matusz From ALDS Roster

The Baltimore Orioles have decided to carry 11 pitchers in their AL Division Series against Detroit, but have excluded left-handers Brian Matusz and T.J. McFarland.

10/02/2014

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