2019 ScheduleAll times ET

2019 Schedule
93-69, 2nd in NL East
DC headed to World Series for first time since 1933 (1:57)
Kendrick: Nationals found their groove (1:52)
Martinez speaks to team, gets showered with champagne (0:58)

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Nationals are going to "La Playa."

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

With a lightsaber in one hand and champagne bottle in the other, Sean Doolittle is winning the Nats' NLCS celebration

Nats celebrate in locker room after winning NLCS (0:35)
Doolittle at a loss for words after Nats' reach World Series (0:42)
Nationals clinch first World Series berth in franchise history (0:35)

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Max Scherzer: (Perpetually) pumped.

Strasburg: Nationals not done yet (0:45)
Who do the Nats have a better chance against? (0:57)
Scherzer on Nats' starters: 'Locked in' (0:56)

Charles Moynihan ESPN Producer 

Nationals! World Series bound.

Soto on WS berth: 'My heart is jumping' (0:53)

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Nationals manager Dave Martinez, from the stage: "Often bumpy roads lead to beautiful places, and this is a beautiful place."


Charles Moynihan ESPN Producer 

The Nationals have advanced to the World Series.


Wild-card Nationals head to World Series with sweep of Cards

Washington is heading to the World Series for the first time in 86 years after the wild-card Nationals used a seven-run first inning and Patrick Corbin's 12-strikeout performance to hold on and beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-4 Tuesday night for a...

Corbin strikes out 12 over 5 innings (1:35)

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

The 2019 National League champion Washington Nationals

Nationals open with 7-run first (1:44)
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3hDavid Schoenfield

Nationals sweep Cardinals to reach World Series

The Washington Nationals are going to the World Series for the first time in franchise history after winning the National League Championship Series with a 7-4 victory over the Cardinals on Tuesday night.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

For the first time in franchise history, the Washington Nationals are going to the World Series. For the time since 1933, the World Series will be played in the nation's capital. The Nationals scored seven runs on just 21 pitches in a wild first inning and held on for a 7-4 victory -- the Cardinals even had the tying run at the plate when they loaded the bases in the eighth -- but with chants of "Let's go Nats!" echoing in the stadium, Daniel Hudson had a 1-2-3 ninth and the celebration was on.

Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average4.2713th
Quality Starts872nd
Batting Average.2656th
On Base Percentage.3422nd
Slugging Percentage.4547th