Nationals extend NLDS to Game 5 with a 6-1 victory; recap: 10/7/19

The Washington Nationals will be heading to Game 5 in Los Angeles following a 6-1 victory against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Max Scherzer threw seven spectacular innings that yielded four hits one run, three walks, and seven strikeouts. Sean Doolittle and Daniel Hudson followed through with excellent scoreless relief to secure Washington’s win and subsequent trip to hopefully advance to the NLCS.

In the third inning, Anthon Rendon hit a sacrifice fly to score Michael A. Taylor, and in the fifth, Rendon hit an RBI single to score Trea Turner. In that same inning, Ryan Zimmerman hit the glorious three-run home run to give the Nationals a four-run lead. And as a little extra insurance, Rendon hit a sacrifice fly to score Trea Turner in the sixth inning to secure a 6-1 win. Once again, the Nationals have proved to all that they are indeed staying in the fight and are anticipating a grand Game 5 at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday night. For that, Stephen Strasburg is expected to duel Walker Buehler in a winner-take-all. First pitch is scheduled for 8:37 p.m. ET. The game will air on TBS.

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