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The Washington Times
Joe Maddon facing backlash after not using closer Wade DavisImagine if Washington Nationals manager Dusty Baker elected to not use his best
The Washington Times / Posted 16 hours ago
Imagine if Washington Nationals manager Dusty Baker elected to not use his best closer during a tie game in the bottom of the ninth. Imagine the backlash he’d face afterwards. That’s a real scenario for Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon. Maddon kept... Read more
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SportingNews
NLCS 2017: Time has come for Cubs to relegate struggling Jason Heyward to bench roletwo outs. In the third inning, he struck out with a runner on third and two out
SportingNews / Posted 2 days ago
two outs. In the third inning, he struck out with a runner on third and two outs. In the fifth inning, Nationals manager Dusty Baker inexplicably intentionally walked him with a runner on second and two outs. In the sixth, he hit a shallow pop up... Read more
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WGN TV Chicago
THE PLAYOFF CUBDATE: The Heartbreaking Kidstheir best hitter up against a pitcher working in his longest outing of the sea
WGN TV Chicago / Posted 2 days ago
their best hitter up against a pitcher working in his longest outing of the season, Bryce Harper struck out. Hard luck Dusty Baker was on the receiving end of a second Game 5 loss in as many years. and his fifth “Winner-Take-All” game defeat in... Read more
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New York Post
Nationals mine new depths of anguish with latest October horror storythe same six, they did get to a World Series in 2015. It also leaves you wonde
New York Post / Posted 2 days ago
the same six, they did get to a World Series in 2015. It also leaves you wondering: Where do the Nationals go from here? Dusty Baker, the third Nats manager in this run — following Williams and Davey Johnson — does not have a contract for next... Read more
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The Morning Call
After latest playoff flop, Nats must decide Baker's futurenever won a playoff series. As always, there are important questions to ask and
The Morning Call / Posted 3 days ago
never won a playoff series. As always, there are important questions to ask and answer, the biggest being whether manager Dusty Baker will be back. Harper himself only is under Washington's control for one more year and can become a free agent... Read more
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Sportsnet.ca
Six players to watch in National League Championship Seriesmy guess. As Dan Shulman said on The Jeff Blair Show on Friday, using a starter
Sportsnet.ca / Posted 3 days ago
my guess. As Dan Shulman said on The Jeff Blair Show on Friday, using a starter as a reliever doesn’t always pan out (ask Dusty Baker) but at this time of the year, a manager still would rather lose with his best available pitcher in an... Read more
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The Mercury News
Steward: Another brutal finish for Dusty Baker won’t keep him from CooperstownDarting here and there … –Dusty Baker may become the first baseball manager in
The Mercury News / Posted 3 days ago
Darting here and there … –Dusty Baker may become the first baseball manager inducted into the Hall of Fame on a unanimous sympathy vote. –On the TBS postgame show in the wake of Washington’s ugly elimination, Pedro Martinez said it looked as if... Read more
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Beloit Daily News
Cubs pull out wild Game 5Gonzalez had control problems and started giving back some of the edge. "It wa
Beloit Daily News / Posted 3 days ago
Gonzalez had control problems and started giving back some of the edge. "It was a series of bad events," Nationals manager Dusty Baker said. "It really hurts, you know, to lose like that, especially after what we went through all year long, and... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
No billy goat or 'Bambino' but Washingtonians wonder if baseball team is jinxedwall that grows each time the club falls short in October. “You can’t put that
Baltimore Sun / Posted 3 days ago
wall that grows each time the club falls short in October. “You can’t put that pressure on you,” Nationals’ manager Dusty Baker said before Thursday night’s game, in which his team lost a 4-1 lead in front of a packed house of mostly... Read more
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TSN
After playoff flop, Nats must decide Baker's futurenever won a playoff series. As always, there are important questions to ask and
TSN / Posted 3 days ago
never won a playoff series. As always, there are important questions to ask and answer, the biggest being whether manager Dusty Baker will be back. "That decision is made from up top," 2015 NL MVP Bryce Harper said when asked about Baker in the... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Gators should worry about winning, not fashion statementsa 9-8 thriller with the Washington Nationals in Game 5 of the NLDS was riveting
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 3 days ago
a 9-8 thriller with the Washington Nationals in Game 5 of the NLDS was riveting theater. It’s also another hard lesson for Dusty Baker and all baseball managers. Unless you have no other options, never bring in a starter, even if it’s Max Scherzer,... Read more
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The Providence Journal
Cubs 9, Nationals 8: Chicago gets to Scherzer, then holds onGonzalez had control problems and started giving back some of the edge. "It wa
The Providence Journal / Posted 3 days ago
Gonzalez had control problems and started giving back some of the edge. "It was a series of bad events," Nationals manager Dusty Baker said. "It really hurts, you know, to lose like that, especially after what we went through all year long, and... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Nats add another bizarre chapter to playoff disappointmentsJose Lobaton getting picked off first base to erase another golden chance. "It
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 3 days ago
Jose Lobaton getting picked off first base to erase another golden chance. "It was just a series of bad events," manager Dusty Baker said. "It really hurts to lose like that." Michael A. Taylor had a three-run homer and an RBI single after... Read more
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TSN
​Farrell done in Boston - will the same be said for Girardi in NY?get something decent in return for him. And speaking of managers facing an unc
TSN / Posted 3 days ago
get something decent in return for him. And speaking of managers facing an uncertain future, how about Nationals manager Dusty Baker? Despite the fact that he has won the NL East in each of his two years in Washington, he’s inexplicably still... Read more
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The Washington Times
Max Scherzer, Bryce Harper and Dusty Baker comment on Game 5after a tough loss at home, to come back and do that, give our guys all the cre
The Washington Times / Posted 3 days ago
after a tough loss at home, to come back and do that, give our guys all the credit in the world.” Nationals manager Dusty Baker on the woeful fifth inning: “I’ve never seen anything like that from Max. You know, he had two quick outs,... Read more
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Sportsnet.ca
Tao of Stieb: Is modern pitcher usage actually good for baseball?is just how common and widespread the practice has become throughout this year’
Sportsnet.ca / Posted 3 days ago
is just how common and widespread the practice has become throughout this year’s playoffs. When an old-school manager like Dusty Baker undercuts the traditional roles of his players for a strategic advantage, you know that all managers must feel... Read more
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KCTV 5 Kansas City
Cubs get to Scherzer, then hold on to top Nats 9-8 in Game 5Gonzalez had control problems and started giving back some of the edge. "It wa
KCTV 5 Kansas City / Posted 3 days ago
Gonzalez had control problems and started giving back some of the edge. "It was a series of bad events," Nationals manager Dusty Baker said. "It really hurts, you know, to lose like that, especially after what we went through all year long, and... Read more
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Calgary Sun
'This game's cruel sometimes': Chicago Cubs beat Washington Nationals 9-8 in NLDSGonzalez had control problems and started giving back some of the edge. “It wa
Calgary Sun / Posted 3 days ago
Gonzalez had control problems and started giving back some of the edge. “It was a series of bad events,” Nationals manager Dusty Baker said. “It really hurts, you know, to lose like that, especially after what we went through all year long, and... Read more
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WSB-TV 2 Atlanta
Cubs come back on Scherzer, Nationals win 9-8 in NLDS Game 5Gonzalez had control problems and started giving back some of the edge. "It wa
WSB-TV 2 Atlanta / Posted 3 days ago
Gonzalez had control problems and started giving back some of the edge. "It was a series of bad events," Nationals manager Dusty Baker said. "It really hurts, you know, to lose like that, especially after what we went through all year long, and... Read more
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Channel 8 San Diego
Cubs get to Scherzer, then hold on to top Nats 9-8 in Game 5Gonzalez had control problems and started giving back some of the edge. "It wa
Channel 8 San Diego / Posted 3 days ago
Gonzalez had control problems and started giving back some of the edge. "It was a series of bad events," Nationals manager Dusty Baker said. "It really hurts, you know, to lose like that, especially after what we went through all year long, and... Read more
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The St. Augustine Record
Cubs win a thriller to knock out Nationals, advance to NLCSGonzalez had control problems and started giving back some of the edge. “It wa
The St. Augustine Record / Posted 3 days ago
Gonzalez had control problems and started giving back some of the edge. “It was a series of bad events,” Nationals manager Dusty Baker said. “It really hurts, you know, to lose like that, especially after what we went through all year long, and... Read more
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CBC.ca
Cubs' wild win over Nationals keeps repeat quest aliveGonzalez had control problems and started giving back some of the edge. "It wa
CBC.ca / Posted 3 days ago
Gonzalez had control problems and started giving back some of the edge. "It was a series of bad events," Nationals manager Dusty Baker said. "It really hurts, you know, to lose like that, especially after what we went through all year long, and... Read more
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Denton Record-Chronicle
Cubs get to Scherzer, then hold on to top Nats 9-8 in Game 5Gonzalez had control problems and started giving back some of the edge. "It wa
Denton Record-Chronicle / Posted 3 days ago
Gonzalez had control problems and started giving back some of the edge. "It was a series of bad events," Nationals manager Dusty Baker said. "It really hurts, you know, to lose like that, especially after what we went through all year long, and... Read more
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Sportsnet.ca
Nationals add another bizarre chapter to playoff disappointmentsJose Lobaton getting picked off first base to erase another golden chance. "It
Sportsnet.ca / Posted 3 days ago
Jose Lobaton getting picked off first base to erase another golden chance. "It was just a series of bad events," manager Dusty Baker said. "It really hurts to lose like that." Michael A. Taylor had a three-run homer and an RBI single after... Read more
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Gulf News
Davis saves the day as Cubs reach NL Championship Serieson nine hits.Washington have lost in the first round of all four of their play-
Gulf News / Posted 3 days ago
on nine hits.Washington have lost in the first round of all four of their play-off appearances since 2012.Nationals manager Dusty Baker was crushed by the loss.“We didn’t play a very good game. They had far too many walks. That was one of weirdest... Read more
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CBS Dallas - Fort Worth
Cubs Top Nationals 9-8 In Game 5, Advance To NLCSGonzalez had control problems and started giving back some of the edge. “It wa
CBS Dallas - Fort Worth / Posted 3 days ago
Gonzalez had control problems and started giving back some of the edge. “It was a series of bad events,” Nationals manager Dusty Baker said. “It really hurts, you know, to lose like that, especially after what we went through all year long, and... Read more
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TribLIVE
Cubs edge Nationals to advance to NLCSGonzalez had control problems and started giving back some of the edge. “It wa
TribLIVE / Posted 3 days ago
Gonzalez had control problems and started giving back some of the edge. “It was a series of bad events,” Nationals manager Dusty Baker said. “It really hurts, you know, to lose like that, especially after what we went through all year long, and... Read more
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San Francisco Chronicle
Cubs win bizarre NLDS Game 5, advance to face Dodgersthe eighth, and Davis fanned a swinging Bryce Harper for the final out. “It wa
San Francisco Chronicle / Posted 3 days ago
the eighth, and Davis fanned a swinging Bryce Harper for the final out. “It was a series of bad events,” Nationals manager Dusty Baker said. Homers by Daniel Murphy and Michael A. Taylor gave the Nationals a 4-1 lead in the second against Cubs... Read more
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CBS Dallas - Fort Worth
Cubs Top Nationals 9-8 In Game 5, Advance To ALCSGonzalez had control problems and started giving back some of the edge. “It wa
CBS Dallas - Fort Worth / Posted 3 days ago
Gonzalez had control problems and started giving back some of the edge. “It was a series of bad events,” Nationals manager Dusty Baker said. “It really hurts, you know, to lose like that, especially after what we went through all year long, and... Read more
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New York Post
Cubs keep repeat dream alive with Game 5 win over Nationalsand how talented everybody is.” But the Cubs were one run better this time. “
New York Post / Posted 3 days ago
and how talented everybody is.” But the Cubs were one run better this time. “A series of bad events,” Washington manager Dusty Baker said. The win moved the defending world champion Cubs into their third straight NLCS, pitting them in a rematch... Read more
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WGN Radio Chicago
Powell: Cubs Continue to Find Ways to Win; Pull off 9-8 Victory in ‘Nutty’ Game 5down the third base line, scoring two, to give the Cubs a 5-4 lead. Nestled in
WGN Radio Chicago / Posted 3 days ago
down the third base line, scoring two, to give the Cubs a 5-4 lead. Nestled into the fifth was another questionable Dusty Baker move — an intentional walk to Jason Heyward. Walk Heyward to get to Javy Baez? Ok, Dusty. Scherzer did end up... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Somehow, somewaythe eighth and Davis fanned a swinging Bryce Harper for the final out. "It was
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 3 days ago
the eighth and Davis fanned a swinging Bryce Harper for the final out. "It was a series of bad events," Nationals manager Dusty Baker said. Catcher Willson Contreras picked off Jose Lobaton at first base to quash a Washington threat in the eighth... Read more
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San Francisco Chronicle
Cubs get to Scherzer, then hold on to top Nats 9-8 in Game 5Gonzalez had control problems and started giving back some of the edge. "It wa
San Francisco Chronicle / Posted 4 days ago
Gonzalez had control problems and started giving back some of the edge. "It was a series of bad events," Nationals manager Dusty Baker said. "It really hurts, you know, to lose like that, especially after what we went through all year long, and... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Cubs get to Scherzer, then hold on to top Nats 9-8 in Game 5Gonzalez had control problems and started giving back some of the edge. "It wa
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 4 days ago
Gonzalez had control problems and started giving back some of the edge. "It was a series of bad events," Nationals manager Dusty Baker said. "It really hurts, you know, to lose like that, especially after what we went through all year long, and... Read more
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KTVN Reno
Cubs get to Scherzer, then hold on to top Nats 9-8 in Game 5Gonzalez had control problems and started giving back some of the edge. "It wa
KTVN Reno / Posted 4 days ago
Gonzalez had control problems and started giving back some of the edge. "It was a series of bad events," Nationals manager Dusty Baker said. "It really hurts, you know, to lose like that, especially after what we went through all year long, and... Read more
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San Francisco Chronicle
Cubs get to Scherzer, then hold on to top Nats 9-8 in Game 5Gonzalez had control problems and started giving back some of the edge. "It wa
San Francisco Chronicle / Posted 4 days ago
Gonzalez had control problems and started giving back some of the edge. "It was a series of bad events," Nationals manager Dusty Baker said. "It really hurts, you know, to lose like that, especially after what we went through all year long, and... Read more
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ABC 7 Gulfshore News
Cubs get to Scherzer, then hold on to top Nats 9-8 in Game 5Gonzalez had control problems and started giving back some of the edge. "It wa
ABC 7 Gulfshore News / Posted 4 days ago
Gonzalez had control problems and started giving back some of the edge. "It was a series of bad events," Nationals manager Dusty Baker said. "It really hurts, you know, to lose like that, especially after what we went through all year long, and... Read more
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The Middletown Press
Cubs get to Scherzer, then hold on to top Nats 9-8 in Game 5Gonzalez had control problems and started giving back some of the edge. "It wa
The Middletown Press / Posted 4 days ago
Gonzalez had control problems and started giving back some of the edge. "It was a series of bad events," Nationals manager Dusty Baker said. "It really hurts, you know, to lose like that, especially after what we went through all year long, and... Read more
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Northwest Herald
Cubs reach NLCS for third straight year with Game 5 win over Nationalsthe eighth and Davis fanned a swinging Bryce Harper for the final out. "It was
Northwest Herald / Posted 4 days ago
the eighth and Davis fanned a swinging Bryce Harper for the final out. "It was a series of bad events," Nationals manager Dusty Baker said. Chicago, which surpassed its total of eight runs in the first four games of the NL Division Series,... Read more
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The Washington Times
Meltdown all-too-familiar for Washington fansWashington sports fans for decades. And the Nationals? We enter the Harper fin
The Washington Times / Posted 4 days ago
Washington sports fans for decades. And the Nationals? We enter the Harper final year countdown. We will see if manager Dusty Baker, with two straight division titles, a National League manager of the year candidate, returns, since he has no... Read more
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9NewsNow WUSA 9 Washington, D.C.
Cubs get to Scherzer, then hold on to top Nats 9-8 in Game 5Gonzalez had control problems and started giving back some of the edge. "It wa
9NewsNow WUSA 9 Washington, D.C. / Posted 4 days ago
Gonzalez had control problems and started giving back some of the edge. "It was a series of bad events," Nationals manager Dusty Baker said. "It really hurts, you know, to lose like that, especially after what we went through all year long, and... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Cubs win bizarre NLDS Game 5, advance to face Dodgersthe eighth, and Davis fanned a swinging Bryce Harper for the final out. “It wa
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 4 days ago
the eighth, and Davis fanned a swinging Bryce Harper for the final out. “It was a series of bad events,” Nationals manager Dusty Baker said. Homers by Daniel Murphy and Michael A. Taylor gave the Nationals a 4-1 lead in the second against Cubs... Read more
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Dayton Daily News
Cubs get to Scherzer, then hold on to top Nats 9-8 in Game 5Gonzalez had control problems and started giving back some of the edge. "It wa
Dayton Daily News / Posted 4 days ago
Gonzalez had control problems and started giving back some of the edge. "It was a series of bad events," Nationals manager Dusty Baker said. "It really hurts, you know, to lose like that, especially after what we went through all year long, and... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Cubs dig deep, show incredible character and advance to third straight NLCSbraced for their third straight NLCS. Nationals right-hander Max Scherzer want
Chicago Tribune / Posted 4 days ago
braced for their third straight NLCS. Nationals right-hander Max Scherzer wanted the ball on three days' rest, so manager Dusty Baker gave it to him to start the fifth, an idea that sounded good until Cubs shortstop Addison Russell doubled down... Read more
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Daily Chronicle
Cubs survive Nationals, advance to third straight NLCShis grand slam off Wade Davis in Game 4 at Wrigley Field. The Cubs chipped awa
Daily Chronicle / Posted 4 days ago
his grand slam off Wade Davis in Game 4 at Wrigley Field. The Cubs chipped away with two in the third. Nationals manager Dusty Baker lifted Gonzalez after three innings for Matt Albers, and Albers worked a scoreless inning. They sent 10 men to... Read more
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Daily Chronicle
Cubs survive Nationals, advance to third straight NLCSthe eighth and Davis fanned a swinging Bryce Harper for the final out. "It was
Daily Chronicle / Posted 4 days ago
the eighth and Davis fanned a swinging Bryce Harper for the final out. "It was a series of bad events," Nationals manager Dusty Baker said. Chicago, which surpassed its total of eight runs in the first four games of the NL Division Series,... Read more
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Bleacher Report
Nationals' Latest Choke Ruins Best World Series Chance of Bryce Harper Eratoo many injuries. Didn’t matter, he didn’t pitch last postseason because, yes,
Bleacher Report / Posted 4 days ago
too many injuries. Didn’t matter, he didn’t pitch last postseason because, yes, he was hurt. In the clubhouse, manager Dusty Baker made the rounds well after midnight, catching each player individually at his locker for a hug and a thank you.... Read more
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SportingNews
Three takeaways from Cubs' series-clinching win over Nationalshamstring injury. He allowed just one run in 6 1/3 innings in that start, so it
SportingNews / Posted 4 days ago
hamstring injury. He allowed just one run in 6 1/3 innings in that start, so it appeared the injury was behind him. Dusty Baker decided to use Scherzer in relief Thursday, in what became one of the sloppiest innings of the postseason.... Read more
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WSOC-TV Charlotte
Cubs come back on Scherzer, Nationals win 9-8 in NLDS Game 5Gonzalez had control problems and started giving back some of the edge. "It wa
WSOC-TV Charlotte / Posted 4 days ago
Gonzalez had control problems and started giving back some of the edge. "It was a series of bad events," Nationals manager Dusty Baker said. "It really hurts, you know, to lose like that, especially after what we went through all year long, and... Read more
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KTVN Reno
Cubs come back on Scherzer, top Nationals 9-8 in NLDS Game 5the eighth and Davis fanned a swinging Bryce Harper for the final out. "It was
KTVN Reno / Posted 4 days ago
the eighth and Davis fanned a swinging Bryce Harper for the final out. "It was a series of bad events," Nationals manager Dusty Baker said. Chicago, which surpassed its total of eight runs in the first four games of the NL Division Series,... Read more
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