World Series Preview

The Astros, who took out the Yankees in six games, and the upstart Nationals, who came from the wild-card position to win the National League pennant, face off Tuesday in Game 1 in Houston. It's all about pitching: Justin Verlander, Zack Greinke and Max Scherzer have five Cy Young awards among them. A team from Washington hasn't won the World Series since 1924. Since May 23, the Astros, including the postseason, are 81-41 and the Nats are 82-40. Should be a great Series.

World Series viewers guide: Can Nationals stop Astros?

• Senior writer of SweetSpot baseball blog<br>• Former deputy editor of Page 2<br>• Been with ESPN.com since 1995<p>It is a sporting event so wonderful it requires …

Astros vs. Nationals: 2019 World Series offers historically great showdown of starting pitching

The World Series is upon us and it looks to be an exciting matchup. We've got two teams full of fun players to watch. The Astros are looking to …

A Nationals-Astros World Series is the perfect redemption for a bizarre MLB season

In the year of the home run, the Astros and Nationals have served as reminders that exciting, dominant starting pitching is still out there, and still effective. Both clubs, who will face off in the 2019 World Series beginning with Game 1 on Tuesday, are built around their rotation. Pitching was …

All Altuve needed was a chance ... and $15K

HOUSTON -- Almost immediately, it was obvious to some that 16-year-old<p>“Sometimes, you just have a feel about a guy,” Al Pedrique said. “With others, …

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World Series Preview: Three Questions That Will Define Astros-Nationals

Ready for the World Series? A somewhat unexpected matchup between the Astros and Nationals begins Tuesday night. Washington is chasing its first …

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The World Series is back in D.C. after 86 years. Enjoy the ride, because anything can happen.

Every October since before Fernando Rodney was born, I have covered the World Series for The Washington Post. Every year, I watched cities have enormous fun as fans’ emotions did cartwheels. I would think of D.C., my hometown, and wonder, “Will we ever have this?”<p>Until a city with a big league team …

'It's a concern:' World Series history not on Nationals' side after lengthy layoff

HOUSTON -- The Washington Nationals had workouts throughout the past week.<p>They played a simulated game Sunday night before their flight to Houston.<p>The trouble with the Nationals winning the National League pennant over the St. Louis Cardinals that they did it much too fast, a four-game sweep in the …

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World Series storylines to keep an eye on

The 2019 World Series gets underway on Tuesday, Oct. 22, with the Houston Astros taking on the Washington Nationals. Here are the storylines to track …

How the Detroit Tigers Super-Rotations That Failed to Win a Title Explain Playoff Baseball Today

In games 1 and 2 of the 2013 ALCS, Detroit Tigers right-handers Aníbal Sánchez and Max Scherzer both went at least five innings into their starts …

'It's About Human Nature': What Science Tells Us About Being A Bandwagon Nats Fan

We've all done it. We've jumped on the bandwagon because something became popular.<p>Many people in the region are now jumping on the Nationals' bandwagon as they head to the World Series this week.<p>One of the team's newest self-proclaimed fans, John Loughney, found himself the local face of bandwagon …