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Nationals Buoyed By Fans' "Magical" A-Ha Singalongs To "Take On Me"-And Tonight's Was The Best Yet Updated Oct 12, 2012
As noted earlier this week, Michael Morse's walkup music choice of a-ha's "Take On Me" has become a rallying cry for "Natitude." The intensity of the singing has increased as the series has gone on, and tonight's eighth-inning rendit…
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  • Cards reach NLCS with stunning ninth-inning rally Oct 12, 2012
    Down 6-0 early and twice down to their last strike, the Cardinals scored four runs in the ninth on a pair of two-run singles from Daniel Descalso and Pete Kozma to stun the Nationals 9-7.
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  • Game 4 victory reminded Davey of Nats' early wins Oct 12, 2012
    Had the result been different, Nationals manager Davey Johnson surely wouldn't have been viewing his club's inability to put a runner past first base on Thursday as merely a flashback to earlier in the year.
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  • Zimmermann would get Game 1 start in NLCS Oct 12, 2012
    Manager Davey Johnson said that if the Nationals advance to the National League Championship Series, right-hander Jordan Zimmermann will pitch against the Giants in Game 1, which would be Sunday at 8 p.m. ET at Nationals Park.
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  • It's All Down To This Oct 12, 2012
    After winning a thrilling Game 4, the Nationals are back in Game 5 to try and end the reign of the defending champion Cardinals. Jay Jaffe breaks down what to expect in Washington.
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  • Your Orioles-Yankees And Nationals-Cardinals Open Thread Oct 12, 2012
    Get excited! We've got two elimination games slated for today, as both series have come down to a Game 5. Will the Orioles continue their unlikely run through the postseason? Will Natitude prevail? Will Alex Rodriguez overdose on sleeping pills in the d…
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  • Bud Selig's New, Random Postseason Knows The Soul Of Baseball Better Than You Think Oct 12, 2012
    Out of the 22 playoff games in the first two rounds of the MLB playoffs, 12 have featured at least one team on the brink of elimination, and six of those will have been sudden death for both teams. Bud Selig's new postseason format puts a lot more weigh…
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  • Jayson Werth in cupcake form? Yes, please Oct 12, 2012
    It's usually an insult to figuratively describe any athlete as a "cupcake," but it has become a literal honor for Jayson Werth. No, really. As DC Sports Bog reports, the likeness of the bearded Washington Nationals slugger - who won Thursday's NLDS Game
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  • The Marlins Asked Fans To Share Their Favorite Memories From This Season. It Went About How You'd Expect. Oct 12, 2012
    Yesterday, the Miami Marlins posted the lovely photo you see above on the team's Facebook page. More »
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  • Braves GM Wren receives extension through '14 Oct 12, 2012
    ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Braves have extended general manager Fran Wren's contract through 2014 and promoted two other officials.
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  • Leading Off: Let's Play Five Oct 12, 2012
    All four of baseball's division series required Game 5s, with the Giants and the Tigers winning theirs on Thursday.
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  • Momentum from walk-off HRs hard to maintain Oct 12, 2012
    On Thursday, Jayson Werth helped keep the Nationals' season alive by doing something that had never been done in the Wild Card era.
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  • Video - Highlight Of The Night 03:33

    Highlight Of The Night

    Oct 12
    Cardinals reach NLCS with huge comeback against Nationals
  • Video - Kozma On Cardinals' Epic Rally 01:01

    Kozma On Cardinals' Epic Rally

    Oct 12
    Pete Kozma's two-run single with two outs in the ninth the difference in Cardinals' 9-7 win over Nationals.
  • Video - Cardinals Reach NLCS With Huge Comeback 01:31

    Cardinals Reach NLCS With Huge Comeback

    Oct 12
    Cardinals score four runs in the top of the ninth to complete comeback against the Nationals.