For the second time in three seasons, the Washington Nationals will head to the postseason with the top seeding in the National League.
Gio Gonzalez struck out a career-high 12 batters and allowed just one hit through seven innings in the Nationals’ 3-0 win over the New York Mets in the second game of day-night doubleheader Thursday, helping Washington salvage a split.
Gio Gonzalez pitched two-hit ball over seven innings, and the Washington Nationals beat the Chicago Cubs 3-0 Saturday in the first game of a day-night doubleheader.
The Baltimore Orioles were struggling to score in a second straight game during a very long day.
The Pittsburgh Pirates and Baltimore Orioles have been rained out for the second straight day.
Ian Desmond doubled home the go-ahead run in the seventh inning and the Washington Nationals made manager Davey Johnson’s “fun day” even better Sunday with a 5-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins to complete a sweep of a day-night doubleheader.