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Oct. 23, 2019: MLB Daily Postseason Primer

Nationals take 1-0 lead in World Series

MLB: World Series-Washington Nationals at Houston Astros
Juan Soto
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Game 1 is in the books and the Nationals win it on the road. Here’s the obligatory note on what happens when you Game 1 in the World Series..

Also this note.

Nationals at Astros - World Series (Nationals lead 1-0)

Houston jumped out to an early lead and the way Gerrit Cole has been pitching, that might have been enough.

Ryan Zimmerman halved that lead with one swing.

Juan Soto tied it up shortly thereafter.

Gerrit Cole saw three more runs score on his watch.

The Nationals needed strong pen work from Daniel Hudson and Sean Doolittle.

Tuesday’s scoreboard

Nationals 5, Astros 4

Wednesday’s schedule

5:07 p.m. PT: Nationals (Stephen Strasburg) @ Astros (Justin Verlander) (Fox)