Capital hill: Astros, Nats put World Series eyes on pitching

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Capital hill: Astros, Nats put World Series eyes on pitching
Capital hill: Astros, Nats put World Series eyes on pitching

Gerrit Cole, Max Scherzer and a slew of aces get the World Series started in Houston, then the scene shifts to Capitol Hill. But with Justin Verlander, Stephen Strasburg and all these electric arms, might as well call it capital hill. Because in this Year of the Home Run, the focus of the 2019 Fall Classic is on the mound. A throw-down for the ages, maybe. “I know a few guys in their rotation, and I'm personally excited that they're in this position, and I'm just very excited to get in there,” Cole said late Saturday night. The matchup comes with a neat twist, too: The Astros and Washington Nationals share a spring training complex — they met in the exhibition opener in February, and Scherzer

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