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Almost five hours after it began the Chicago Cubs had beaten the Washington Nationals 9-8 in front of a standing room only crowd of 42,000 fans on a cool, wet night in Washington. It was a strange game that was hard for both teams to explain but in the end, Chicago will fly to Los Angeles to face the Dodgers in the National League Championship Series.
Moments after his go-ahead hit, Anthony Rizzo walked across the infield at frenzied Wrigley Field and shouted “Respect me! Respect me!”
Cubs manager Joe Maddon added some off-day intrigue to the National League Division Series by hinting he might play musical chairs with his lineup against Washington right-hander Max Scherzer for their pivotal Game 3.
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
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Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon says this season is like learning to swim, with his team hoping to tread water until several key players return from the disabled list. "We're just trying to keep the floaties on," Maddon said before Sunday's game. Then came another injury and another defeat, leaving the defending World Series champions with that sinking feeling once again.
When Jon Lester gave up a three-run homer in the first inning Saturday, he drew upon a long-ago lesson from former teammates Curt Schilling and Josh Beckett: Start the start over. Lester retired the next 13 in a row, went seven inningsand helped the Chicago Cubs rally past the Miami Marlins 5-3. After J.T. Realmuto homered on a hanging curve to put Miami up 3-1, Lester (5-4) allowed only two more baserunners, both on singles.
Giancarlo Stanton hit a 458-foot drive for his 19th home run, Jose Urena scattered five hits over six innings and the Marlins topped the Chicago Cubs, 2-0, on Friday night in Miami. The Marlins managed only three hits in the win, which came two days after getting just two hits in a 2-1 victory over Washington.
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David Price (1-0) starts for the Red Sox in the rubber game of a three-game set at Yankee Stadium, his third outing since returning from a sore elbow that had sidelined the 2012 AL Cy Young Award winner since spring training. Price allowed one run and three hits over seven innings in a 5-2 win against Baltimore on Saturday. Michael Pineda (6-3) pitches for New York, which leads the AL East by two games over rival Boston.