WASHINGTON | The Latest: Contreras puts National League on the board

WASHINGTON — The Latest on baseball’s All-Star Game (all times local): 9:10 p.m. Willson Contreras put the National League on the board in the All-Star Game by homering off Blake Snell in the third inning. Contreras hit the first pitch from Snell just over the wall in left field to cut the American League lead … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Contreras puts National League on the board

DENVER | Marquez ties modern-day MLB mark with 8 Ks to start game

DENVER — Colorado Rockies right-hander German Marquez has tied a modern-day major league record with eight straight strikeouts to begin a game on his way to setting the franchise record for most Ks in a season. Marquez matched a mark Wednesday against Philadelphia that was set by Houston lefty Jim Deshaies on Sept. 23, 1986, … Continue reading DENVER | Marquez ties modern-day MLB mark with 8 Ks to start game

Harper, Zimmerman HRs lift Nats past Cubs 6-3 to even NLDS

WASHINGTON/October 8, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Things were looking bleak for Bryce Harper, Ryan Zimmerman and the rest of the Washington Nationals. They had accumulated one run and four hits through the first 16 innings of their NL Division Series against the Chicago Cubs. The situation was hardly ideal. Neither was the mood. “You do your … Continue reading Harper, Zimmerman HRs lift Nats past Cubs 6-3 to even NLDS

WASHINGTON  | The Latest: AL beats NL 8-6 in power-crazy All-Star Game

WASHINGTON  — The Latest on baseball’s All-Star Game (all times local): 11:59 p.m. Alex Bregman and George Springer hit back-to-back homers in the 10th inning, and the American League beat the National League 8-6 in a power-crazy All-Star Game. There were 10 homers on the night at Nationals Park, shattering the previous All-Star Game record … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | The Latest: AL beats NL 8-6 in power-crazy All-Star Game

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Bregman, Springer homer back-to-back in 10th

WASHINGTON — The Latest on baseball’s All-Star Game (all times local): 11:45 p.m. Astros teammates Alex Bregman and George Springer hit back-to-back homers in the 10th inning, and the American League took an 8-5 lead in an All-Star Game that resembled the Home Run Derby. The nine long balls shattered the previous All-Star Game record … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Bregman, Springer homer back-to-back in 10th

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Segura hits 3-run homer, AL leads 5-2

WASHINGTON — The Latest on baseball’s All-Star Game (all times local): 11:05 p.m. Jean Segura hit a 3-run homer after first baseman Joey Votto’s error gave him another chance, and the American League took a 5-2 eighth-inning lead over the National League in the All-Star Game. Votto dropped a foul popup along the NL dugout … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Segura hits 3-run homer, AL leads 5-2

WASHINGTON | The Latest: All-Star Game plays on as rain falls

WASHINGTON  — The Latest on baseball’s All-Star Game (all times local): 10:20 p.m. Light rain has begun falling at the All-Star Game as a small band of showers moves through Washington. The rain caused some fans to head for the concourses but appeared unlikely to delay the game. Earlier Tuesday, strong thunderstorms led to standing … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: All-Star Game plays on as rain falls

WASHINGTON | Harper’s future is shadow hanging over DC’s All-Star moment

WASHINGTON — By the time Bryce Harper gets to the plate at the All-Star Game, Max Scherzer could already be done. Harper is batting sixth in his fifth All-Star start, the lowest he has been in the National League lineup since the No. 9 spot in 2013. Scherzer getting the start against Boston’s Chris Sale … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Harper’s future is shadow hanging over DC’s All-Star moment