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Nationals Fall to Pirates 3-1

The Washington Nationals had their best hitter at the plate in a big spot. It just didn’t work out.

07/26/2015

Max Scherzer #31 of the Washington Nationals reacts after giving up a two run home run in the fifth inning during the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park on July 24, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Scherzer Knocked Around as Nationals Fall to Pirates 7-5

Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer put his team in an early hole when Pedro Alvarez crushed a two-run home run out of the stadium in the second inning.

07/25/2015

PITTSBURGH, PA - JULY 23:  Doug Fister #58 of the Washington Nationals pitches in the third inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the game at PNC Park on July 23, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Fister Struggles as Nationals Fall to Pirates 7-3

Doug Fister gave up four runs in five innings during a 7-3 loss to the Thursday night to the Pittsburgh Pirates.

07/24/2015

ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 12: Joaquin Arias #13 of the San Francisco Giants breaks his bat in the fifth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals during Game Two of the National League Championship Series at Busch Stadium on October 12, 2014 in St Louis, Missouri.

Playoff Pinch Hits: Wild-Card Teams Dominating MLB Postseason

The Royals and Giants, both wild-card teams, could each make the World Series. The top MLB regular-season teams are out, again. Is this good for baseball?

10/13/2014

ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 07: Matt Adams #32 of the St. Louis Cardinals hits a three run home run in the seventh inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game Four of the National League Divison Series at Busch Stadium on October 7, 2014 in St Louis, Missouri.

Playoff Pinch Hits: National League Dominated Lately By Exclusive Group

The high-spending Cardinals, Giants and Phillies have won the last six National League pennants. The Cardinals or Giants will win it again in 2014.

10/11/2014

CINCINNATI, OH - SEPTEMBER 26: Andrew McCutchen #22 of the Pittsburgh Pirates doubles to center field to drive in a run in the eighth inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on September 26, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Pirates defeated the Reds 3-1.

Playoff Pinch Hits: Giants And Pirates Like It’s 1971 All Over Again?

The Giants and Pirates meet in the playoffs for the first time since 1971. Winner of the National League Wild Card game moves on to the Division Series.

10/01/2014

Chicago Cubs ground crew members struggle to get the tarp on the field as rain falls during the fifth inning of the Chicago Cubs game against the San Francisco Giants at Wrigley Field on August 19, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

5 Times MLB Game Protests Have Been Upheld

With the San Francisco Giants being the first team since 1986 to successfully protest a game, we decided to take a look back at some of the past protested games upheld by the MLB. Here’s five times MLB game protests have been upheld:

08/21/2014

WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 17:  Scott Hairston #7 of the Washington Nationals is doused with gatorade after driving in the game-winning run in the 11th inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Nationals Park on August 17, 2014 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Hairston’s SF Lifts Nationals Past Pirates In 11

Pinch-hitter Scott Hairston’s sacrifice fly with one out in the 11th inning scored Jayson Werth to give the Washington Nationals a 6-5 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday night and complete a three-game sweep.

08/17/2014

Adam LaRoche #25 of the Washington Nationals hits a two-run home run in the eighth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Nationals Park on August 16, 2014 in Washington, DC. (credit: Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Nationals Come Back in 8th, 9th to Top Pirates 4-3

After Adam LaRoche’s two-run homer in the eighth tied the game, and Wilson Ramos’ ground-rule double in the ninth won it, Washington Nationals manager Matt Williams called his club “tenacious.”

08/17/2014

WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 15: Adam LaRoche #25 of the Washington Nationals celebrates with teammate Anthony Rendon #6 after defeating the Pittsburgh Pirates at Nationals Park on August 15, 2014 in Washington, DC. The Washington Nationals won, 5-4. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Harper, LaRoche, Nats Top Pirates, 4th Win In Row

Washington Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche was speaking after Friday night’s game when his phone rang, the music from “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” interrupting the interview session.

08/16/2014

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