Nationals Handle Dodgers in Game 4, Force Game 5 in Los Angeles

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To say that Washington came through in a mandatory, must-win Game 4 would be an understatement.

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Preview: Rich Hill, Max Scherzer Square Off in NLDS Game 4

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One day after the Dodgers used a late-inning, nine-run explosion to defeat the Nationals in Game 3, they find themselves in a position to clinch the series in Game 4 on Monday.

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Dodgers Win Pivotal Game 3 of NLDS

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It felt like a must win game for the Dodgers heading into the game. The Washington Nationals decided that instead of pitching Max Scherzer in Game 3, they would go with Anibal Sanchez, saving Scherzer for Game 4 and Stephen Strasburg for a possible Game 5. But win it the Dodgers did, although it took awhile to look like their normal selves.

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Preview: Hyun-Jin Ryu, Dodgers Face Anibal Sanchez in NLDS Game 3

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As the 2019 NLDS shifted gears to the nation’s capital, the biggest question mark was which pitcher the Nationals would start against the Dodgers in Game 3.

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Strasburg, Nationals Hold Off Dodgers in NLDS Game 2

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Heading to Washington with a two-game lead would have been a major advantage for the Dodgers. Arriving home having split both games in Los Angeles would have been an apparent edge for the Nationals. Either way, Friday night’s NLDS Game 2 was a huge contest for both sides.

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Dodgers Give Ball to Clayton Kershaw in NLDS Game 2

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One day after defeating the Nationals in the 2019 NLDS opener, the Dodgers will send veteran Clayton Kershaw to the hill with hopes of arriving in Washington this weekend with a 2-0 series lead.

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Dodgers Take Game 1 of NLDS

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The Dodgers won the first game of the 2019 NLDS by a convincing 6-0 margin, and they did it on the strength of stellar pitching and Max Muncy‘s bat.

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Series Preview: Dodgers Set to Begin 2019 NLDS Against Nationals

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The Los Angeles Dodgers‘ hopeful 2019 World Championship run begins tonight.

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Walker Buehler Gets Starting Nod vs. Nationals in NLDS Game 1

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While manager Dave Roberts did not reveal the Dodgers‘ complete plan of attack against the Nationals in the upcoming NLDS, he did state that the team will be handing the ball to 25-year-old Walker Buehler in the opener on Thursday.

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Lux, Smith Make Remarkable Jump from Minors to NLDS Playoff Roster

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At the beginning of 2019 spring training, no one knew for sure who would be patrolling the keystone for the Dodgers by the time Opening Day rolled around. Many felt that it would be a combination of players. Enrique Hernandez and Chris Taylor would battle it out for the bulk of playing time while Max Muncy—who was considered a defensive liability by many—was also in the mix for reps.

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