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Baseball has never seen anything like the Nationals' baffling single-inning collapse to the Cubs

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Patrick Smith/Getty The Chicago Cubs beat the Washington Nationals, 9-8, in a come-from-behind win in Game 5 of the NLDS on Thursday to advance in the playoffs.
In the process, the Nationals suffered a unique and particularly cruel collapse unlike anything baseball has ever seen.
After taking a 4-3 lead in the bottom of the fourth inning, everything came undone for the Nationals in a fifth inning, that according to Yahoo's Jeff Passan , via Baseball-Reference , has never happened in MLB history.
The inning began with Nationals ace Max Scherzer filling in for relief duty. After he recorded...
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The Nationals lost the NLDS thanks in part to a controversial overturned call in the eighth inning

The Nationals lost the NLDS thanks in part to a controversial overturned call in the eighth inning

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Win McNamee/Getty Just when it looked like the Washington Nationals were going to win their first playoff series since relocating to the nation's capital in 2004, their luck took a turn for the worst in one of the most bizarre games of the postseason so far.
After splitting the first four games of their National League Division Series, the Nationals hosted the Chicago Cubs in a crucial elimination game on Thursday night. Starter Gio Gonzalez didn't have his best stuff, surrendering a double to Jon Jay on the second pitch of the game, but the Nationals offense bailed him out with a pair of...
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