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Nats owner Lerner feels 'so great' for Werth

Nats owner Lerner feels 'so great' for Werth

Nationals principal owner Mark Lerner was at a loss for words after Jayson Werth hit the game-winning home run to give Washington a 2-1 win in Game 4 of the National League Division Series.
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  • Five keys for Nationals in Game 5

    Five keys for Nationals in Game 5

    MLB.com Oct 11, 2012
    The Nationals will find themselves in another must-win contest when they take the field at Nationals Park late Friday night for Game 5 of the NLDS with a spot in the NL Championship Series against the Giants on the line. What must they do to keep their …
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  • Lohse does everything except get the win

    Lohse does everything except get the win

    MLB.com Oct 11, 2012
    Cardinals right-hander Kyle Lohse didn't get the win in Game 4 of the National League Division Series on Thursday at Nationals Park. For one thing, the score was tied when he exited the game after seven innings. For another, his team didn't win the game…
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  • Human teddy bear witnesses thrilling Nationals victory in Game …

    Human teddy bear witnesses thrilling Nationals victory in Game 4 (Photo)

    yahoo.com Oct 11, 2012
    At first I was, like, "Why did this dude bring a teddy bear to a baseball game?" I know the Washington Nationals are known for their Presidents Races, where Teddy Roosevelt has started to clean up of late, but c'mon. What kind of prop is that …
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  • Zimmermann available in relief in Game 4

    Zimmermann available in relief in Game 4

    MLB.com Oct 11, 2012
    Nationals manager Davey Johnson was not planning to let Game 4 of the National League Division Series get out of hand, and he said that right-hander Jordan Zimmermann was available out of the bullpen for the game against the Cardinals if starter Ross De…
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  • Here’s how Stephen Strasburg is spending all of his free time t…

    Here’s how Stephen Strasburg is spending all of his free time these days

    yahoo.com Oct 11, 2012
    Well, this is just depressing. While his on-the-brink Washington Nationals are facing pitching troubles in the NLDS, the only way shutdown ace Stephen Strasburg can get any press for his actual play this October is to grant an interview about his deep l…
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  • All The Other GMs Hate The Washington Nationals

    All The Other GMs Hate The Washington Nationals

    deadspin.com Oct 11, 2012
    Even though major-league general managers are grown men with facial hair, ugly shirts, and mistresses, we've always imagined them secretly behaving like a handful of high-school cliques. Anytime one commits a faux-pas-Chuck LaMar, late of the Tampa Bay
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  • Leading Off: Coast to Coast, Comeback Fever

    Leading Off: Coast to Coast, Comeback Fever

    nytimes.com Oct 11, 2012
    Ninth-inning comebacks by the A's and the Yankees on Wednesday night provided sportswriters with many story lines.
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  • Video - Nationals Not Going Away 02:21

    Nationals Not Going Away

    Oct 11
    Doug Glanville breaks down the Nationals' Game 4 win and looks ahead to Friday.
  • Video - Werth The Hero 01:23

    Werth The Hero

    Oct 11
    Jayson Werth talks to Tim Kurkjian after propelling Nationals to decisive Game 5.
  • Video - Werth, Nationals Walk Off To Force Game 5 00:48

    Werth, Nationals Walk Off To Force Game 5

    Oct 11
    Jayson Werth's solo homer in the ninth lifts Nationals to 2-1 win over Cardinals.

Sports Columnists

  • John Clayton's Last Call

    Oct 11
    Upsets. Crazy plays. Debatable play calls. Incredible kicks. Week 6 had it all, writes John Clayton.
  • Peter King: Week 6 Picks

    Oct 11
    Last week: 12-2, .857. Year to date: 43-34, .558 Pittsburgh 27, Tennessee 14. The talk in Pittsburgh will be about Ben Roethlisberger?s shot at breaking Terry Bradshaw?s record for career passing yards?he needs a 300-yard game in Nashville to do it?but …
  • Biggest NFL games of Week 6 -- John Clayton's First & 10

    Oct 11
    It's a crucial weekend for three slumping NFC teams, writes John Clayton.
  • The Sports Guy's Thursday NFL Pick

    Oct 11
    The Tennessee Titans have been outscored 88-181 through five weeks, which means they're giving up an astonishing 36.2 points per game. They're on pace...