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10/19/2016 | Turner's role highlights Nats' questions for '17

The most pressing items on the offseason to-do list is how the Nationals plan to replace their catcher and closer, what position will Trea Turner play next season and whether two of their everyday position players can can keep up the pace next year.

10/18/2016 | Nats nearly triumph in 2016 behind vets' energy

The Nationals had the talent to go far into the postseason this year, but for the third time in five years, they were bounced in the National League Division Series, this time by the Dodgers.

10/18/2016 | LCS start times set through Friday

Major League Baseball has announced the start times of this postseason's League Championship Series games through Friday. The American League Championship Series features the Toronto Blue Jays against the Cleveland Indians, while the National League Championship Series pits the Chicago Cubs against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

10/14/2016 | Nats on wrong side of 'fun series' with LA

Even before Game 5 of the National League Division Series started between the Nationals and Dodgers on Thursday night, Washington manager Dusty Baker announced he already packed his bags for the NL Championship series against the Cubs.

10/14/2016 | Numbness in fingers leads to Kelley's Game 5 exit

The Nationals received a scare in the seventh inning during their 4-3 loss to the Dodgers in Game 5 of the National League Division Series on Thursday night at Nationals Park. Reliever Shawn Kelley had to leave the game because of numbness in his fingers.

10/14/2016 | DYK? Key facts from Nats-Dodgers Game 5

In a dramatic Game 5 that lived up to the winner-take-all stakes, the Dodgers pulled off a 4-3 win over the Nationals on Thursday night in Washington, claiming victory in the National League Division Series. Here are some facts and figures to know from this year's only Division Series Game 5.

10/14/2016 | Nats in good position to return strong in 2017

Even though they were eliminated by the Dodgers in the National League Division Series on Thursday night with a 4-3 loss, the Nationals look like they will be good enough to win their fourth National League East title in six years in 2017.

10/14/2016 | Oct. 13 Dusty Baker postgame interview

Manager Dusty Baker addresses the media after the Nationals' 4-3 loss to the Dodgers on Thursday in Game 5 of the NL Division Series.

10/14/2016 | Loss leaves Nats wondering what might've been

The only sound in the Nationals' clubhouse came from teammates patting each other on the back, embracing one last time before the long offseason to come. Jayson Werth, still dressed in full uniform, sat at his locker with a blank stare on his face. Bryce Harper held his head in his hands and ran them through his hair. Max Scherzer spoke in a hushed tone and fought back tears. It's as if they were all still processing this abrupt ending to the 2016 season they thought would have so many more chapters.

10/13/2016 | Nats respond in 7th with homer by Heisey

With the Nationals down three runs to the Dodgers in the seventh inning of Game 5 of the National League Division Series on Thursday (watch on FS1), Chris Heisey launched a two-run home run to left field to get Washington back into the game.

10/13/2016 | Werth out at home on risky send by coach

With a green light from third-base coach Bob Henley, Jayson Werth ran into an easy out at home plate to end a sixth-inning Nationals rally Thursday during Game 5 of the National League Division Series against the Dodgers at Nationals Park. Los Angeles won, 4-3, to advance to the NLCS against the Cubs.

10/13/2016 | Scherzer stymies LA before allowing tying HR

It took until the fifth inning of National League Division Series Game 5 for the Dodgers to crack Max Scherzer for a hit. But when they did, their pressure became unrelenting.

10/13/2016 | Turner robs Utley with diving grab

Nationals center fielder Trea Turner opened Game 5 of the NLDS with a gem, making a diving catch to rob Chase Utley of a hit.

10/13/2016 | Capital gain: LA wins in DC, advances to NLCS

The Dodgers are headed back to the National League Championship Series for the first time since 2013 following their 4-3 win over the Nationals in Game 5 of the NL Division Series at Nationals Park on Thursday night.

10/13/2016 | If Nats advance to NLCS, Stras would not pitch

Nationals manager Dusty Baker announced that right-hander Stephen Strasburg would not play in the National League Championship Series if the Nationals get that far.

10/13/2016 | Dodgers-Nationals NLDS Game 5 starting lineups

Here are the Nationals' and Dodgers' starting lineups for Game 5 of the National League Division Series (8 p.m. ET/5 PT on FS1).

10/12/2016 | Dogs dominate thanks to Stevenson's career day

Nationals prospect Andrew Stevenson connected on a two-run home run and tallied five RBIs, his highest single-game total as a professional, to pace the Desert Dogs in a 7-1 win over Mesa at Sloan Park.

10/12/2016 | DYK? Winner-take-all Game 5 history

Before Los Angeles and Washington add another chapter to October lore, takes a look back at Division Series history when everything has come down to a deciding fifth game.

10/12/2016 | Robinson proud of Baker-Roberts matchup

Forty-one years after Frank Robinson was named the player-manager of the Indians -- making him the first African-American manager in the Major Leagues -- the Hall of Famer was on hand to witness the first postseason matchup between two African-American managers.

10/12/2016 | Nationals stick together to mount playoff run

Without Wilson Ramos, their starting catcher who was having a breakthrough season, and without Stephen Strasburg, a mainstay of their rotation who was having a big season of his own, conventional wisdom said the Nationals were likely to find a rapid postseason exit.

10/12/2016 | Turner a postseason force at plate for Nats

Nationals center fielder Trea Turner is showing the Dodgers he can make adjustments in the National League Division Series. After striking out twice against left-hander Clayton Kershaw in Game 1, Turner showed that he wasn't a pushover against the three-time NL Cy Young Award winner, going 3-for-4 in Washington's 6-5 loss in Game 4.

10/12/2016 | The most dramatic Game 5s in DS lore

The Dodgers and Nationals are set to square off in Game 5 of the National League Division Series tonight in a winner-take-all contest (8 p.m. ET on FS1). The victor moves on to face the Cubs in the NL Championship Series while the losing team is headed home.

10/12/2016 | 3 keys for Nationals in NLDS Game 5

With the NLDS tied at two games apiece, the Dodgers-Nationals series returns to Washington for a winner-take-all Game 5 on Thursday (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on FS1). Here are three keys for the Nationals if they hope to advance.

10/11/2016 | Baker on holding off using Solis: 'It didn't work'

It was not until Reynaldo Lopez cracked for a run in the fifth inning of Tuesday's National League Division Series Game 4 that the Nationals' bullpen became anything but pristine this October. Until that point, Nationals relievers had opened the postseason with 13 2/3 consecutive scoreless innings, holding the Dodgers to a .128 batting average.

10/11/2016 | DYK? Key facts from Nats-Dodgers Game 4

Before the Dodgers and Nationals play a winner-take-all Game 5 on Thursday in Washington (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT, FS1), here are a few things you should know about Los Angeles' clutch win Tuesday.

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