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The Washington Nationals win Game 5 to advance to the NLCS

by Ryan

The Dodgers scored 3 runs in the first 2 innings to stake starting pitcher Walker Buehler to a nice 3-run cushion. He pitched 6 2/3 innings giving up just 4 hits and 1 run while striking out 7 and walking 3 batters.

After Buehler gave up one run in the 6th inning the Dodgers brought Clayton Kershaw out of the bullpen in relief to try to close the game with a 3-1 lead at home. But Kershaw gave up back-to-back home runs to Anthony Rendon and Juan Soto in the top of the 8th inning to tie the game.

Neither team scored again through the 9th inning and the game went into extra innings tied at 3-3. In the top of the 10th inning the Nats loaded the bases with no outs against Dodgers reliever Joe Kelly. Then Howie Kendrick came to the plate and crushed a grand slam to straight-away center field to put Washington up 7-3 and they closed out the game in the bottom of the 10th inning to shock the favored Dodgers and most of the baseball world.

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