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Nationals Continue the Sports Joy in D.C.

WASHINGTON — When Ryan Zimmerman, the Washington Nationals first baseman, was a young boy playing baseball in his backyard, he often imagined that he was in the World Series. Two outs. Bottom of the ninth. Victory just one play away. It was high drama and his team — he recalled …

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Finally, the Nationals Are in the World Series

WASHINGTON — Baseball has had a long, agonizing history in the nation’s capital, but after 86 years, Washington will finally host a World Series again. The Washington Nationals beat the St. Louis Cardinals, 7-4, on Tuesday to complete a four-game sweep in the National League Championship Series and clinch the …

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Nationals Bowl Over the Cardinals Again in the N.L.C.S.

WASHINGTON — The first League Championship Series game held in Washington, D.C. was a party for most of the 43,675 fans who attended on Monday night. The second one could be a long-awaited coronation. The Washington Nationals, heirs to almost a century of baseball anguish in the nation’s capital, beat …

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For Nationals, an Old Tactic Proves a Good One

ST. LOUIS — For all the new wisdom in baseball, some theories stay timeless. One in particular guides Mike Rizzo in building annual contenders for the Washington Nationals. “I was taught early in my scouting and G.M. career that once you have starting pitching, anything is possible,” said Rizzo, the …

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