NL playoffs: Washington Nationals to play in first World Series

first_imgBy HOWARD FENDRICH / AP Sports WriterWASHINGTON — It was merely the first inning, yet the home fans kept rising out of their seats to applaud or yell or twirl their red towels, to chant “Let’s go, Nats!” and “M-V-P!” and various players’ names, enjoying every moment of a seven-run outburst that would, eventually, propel their city to its first World Series appearance in 86 years.And then, a couple of hours and several innings later, as the Washington Nationals were protecting a shrinking …last_img

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