Washington Nats fans boo Trump, chant 'Lock him up!'

Monday, 28 Oct, 2019

"I don't think home and road matters in baseball, other than the walk-off, obviously", he said, "During the season when you're home for a 10-game homestand and you get to sleep in your bed and other teams are maybe on a long road trip, but during the playoffs you have off days".

The Nationals must win twice in Texas, as they did in the first two games of the series, to capture the first title in the franchise's 50-year history.

Ross gave up a two-run home run to Yordan Alvarez, a former Dodgers farmhand who finished with three hits in his first start since Game 2, in the second inning and another two-run drive to Carlos Correa in the fourth.

Cole's anticipated pitching duel with Washington's Max Scherzer didn't materialize, as the Nats ace was scratched due to a nerve issue in his neck that left him barely able to move.

It was the Astros' third consecutive victory at Nationals Park after falling behind 0-2 in Houston.

"During the (ALCS), I was anxious about trying to do too much, but once that series was over I said, 'Let me go back to the plan I was using during the season and not do too much, '" Alvarez said on the MLB Network broadcast through an interpreter. "I thought he did really well, I really did".

Video of the chants quickly went viral on social media with the United States president departing the game with one inning left to play. The Astros won 7-1 to take a 3-2 lead in the series.

"It's got to be pretty bad", Verlander said.

"We haven't really discussed it all that much", he said. A J.V. day is fun.

"When I woke up this morning, I was completely locked up", he said. "He ain't slowing down". When they let him leave through free agency at the end of the 2018 season - they didn't offer him a qualifying offer - the Astros scooped him up on a two-year $32 million deal. Zack Greinke got it done under high pressure in game three to get the Astros back in it.

George Springer added another two-run shot off Daniel Hudson in the ninth inning. Trump had joked that he didn't want to wear the body armor necessary for such an exposed appearance, as it would make him look "heavy". If the Astros finish off the Nationals in Game 6 on Tuesday or Game 7 on Wednesday, his 4-1 postseason with a 1.72 ERA in 36 2/3 innings.

Strasburg, meanwhile, truly has been at his best this postseason, frequently relying more on a seemingly unhittable changeup or a right-where-he-wants-it curveball as out pitches, rather than the high-90s miles per hour fastball he thrived with in earlier times.

Soto snapped a hitless streak of 5 1/3 innings for the Nationals by smashing a solo homer just over the centerfield wall in the seventh, trimming Houston's lead to 4-1. "The way he can command all three, four of his pitches, it's not fun to face".