After the Dodgers scored four runs in the top of the seventh inning to take the lead in Game 5 of the NLDS — highlighted by Joc Pederson’s home run — Chris Heisey hit a pinch-hit home run in the bottom of the seventh to close the gap in Washington. Dodgers lead 5-4.
Washington leads 1-0 at top of 7th.
The Los Angeles Dodgers will take on the Washington Nationals in the Game 5 of the National League Division Series on Thursday, start time at 8:00 PM ET. The winner of the game will face the Chicago Cubs in the National League Championship Series.
Max Scherzer, a 20-game winner for the Nationals, will be on the mound in the deciding Game 5 on Thursday. Scherzer can ride into their advantage which is their home-field with thousands of fans cheering for team. Scherzer will face lefty swingers like Chase Utley, Corey Seager, Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Reddick, Joc Pederson, Andrew Toles and Yasmani Grandal (a switch-hitter). Third baseman Justin Turner will be the only strictly right-handed hitter.
Lefty Rich Hill, with three day rest, got the nudge to start for the Dodgers. Thus, Hill will have to be strong enough to endure the offense of the Nationals and he is hoping that his arsenals would be enough to tame their opponents. The Dodgers are expecting at least five innings for Hill in this game and the bullpen is ready to take charge in the rest of the innings.
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