Joaquin Benoit

Nationals lose catcher Ramos

Nationals lose catcher Ramos

The Washington Nationals’ World Series hopes took a serious blow Tuesday when All-Star catcher Wilson Ramos was diagnosed with a torn ACL in his right knee. 

Ramos is out for the rest of the season, including the playoffs, taking one of the most valuable players and a consistent power bat out of the lineup. He was hitting .307 with 22 home runs and 80 RBIs and was one of baseball’s best offensive catchers. 

The Nationals will face the Dodgers in a National League division series beginning Oct. 7.

Ramos will have surgery to repair the ligament, which he tore during an awkward landing while catching a relay throw from Ryan Zimmerman on Monday night....