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Stephen Strasburg, Nationals force a deciding NLDS Game 5 with win over Cubs

CHICAGO - The Washington Nationals can feature this event on their 2018 promotional calendar: the Stephen Strasburg bobblehead doll, featuring a springy caricature of the pitcher popping up from a sick bed.

In Nationals lore, this game will simply be known as the Strasburg game. The pitcher that the Nationals had said was too ill to pitch effectively saved his team's season. The pitcher belittled across the country for his alleged reluctance to pitch

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