Los Angeles Dodgers 6 – 5 Washington Nationals
Clayton Kershaw could only sit on the bench and watch, as another post-season start went off script. The Dodgers ace who has been so dominant in the regular season has just not seen the same success in the post-season, and Tuesday’s game was no exception.
Kershaw was tagged for five runs in 6.2 innings, though he did strike out 11 while walking only two. His post-season ERA this year is 6.17, far from what we expect out of Kershaw.
After the Nationals rallied to tie the game at 5 – 5 in the 7th, Andrew Toles led off the 8th with a HBP, the 11th of this series and a playoff record. Andre Ethier then singled to left to move Toles into scoring positon and Chase Utley singled to right scoring the go-ahead run.
Kenley Jansen, who was roughed up in Monday’s game, pitched a clean ninth inning to record the save and keep the Dodgers season alive.
Game Five will be played on Thursday in Washington DC.