Dodgers vs. Nationals Betting Picks, Odds & Predictions: Can Strasburg Outpitch Buehler, Kershaw?

Trea Turner gave the Nationals a spark in Monday’s Game 4 win

Trea Turner gave the Nationals a spark in Monday’s Game 4 win

After walking Adam Eaton, Anthony Rendon doubled so the Dodgers intentionally walked Juan Soto.

Kelly walked Eaton, the leadoff hitter in the 10th, then allowed a ground-rule double to the next batter, Rendon.

Of course, the Dodgers went on to lose the game in the 10th inning. and that's when L.A. fans took to the stadium parking lot with Kershaw jerseys in hand. They got that and then some.

Kendrick fouled off a pitch, then hit a 97 miles per hour fastball over the wall in center for his second career slam. He won Game 1, giving up just one hit over six scoreless innings.

Sean Doolittle pitched a flawless 10th for Washington, with center fielder Michael A. Taylor making a diving catch on Justin Turner for the final out. Sean Dolittle retired the side in order in the 10th to end the game and give the Nationals their first victory in a postseason series.

The Philadelphia Athletics also scored 10 runs in a single inning against the Chicago Cubs in the 1929 World Series and the Los Angeles Angels repeated the feat against the Minnesota Twins in the American League Championship Series in 2002.

For as good as Kershaw is in the regular season, he's never been able to shake off postseason demons.

"I'm really excited for the boys in that clubhouse that fought all year", Nationals manager Dave Martinez said. Everything people say is true right now about the postseason. There's always going to be second-guessing. It will be Walker Buehler against Stephen Strasburg on the mound until the clubs exhaust their best remaining pitching options. Everyone thought it was gone. Muncy, who had been 0 for 12 against Strasburg, drove a fastball over the center-field wall.

Kiké Hernández homered on Strasburg's second pitch of the second inning, another fastball, for a 3-0 lead.

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts had his game plan working to perfection, getting six solid innings from Game 1 victor Walker Buehler, who went six and two-thirds innings for LA, giving up a run on four hits, striking out seven and walking three, on 117 pitches.

But he allowed just one earned run in 11 ⅓ innings (0.79 ERA) over nine outings in the 2018 postseason. There was a scary moment starting the seventh when Buehler hit Suzuki in the left wrist and the ball shot up and knocked off his helmet as the ballpark went silent. He walked off his under his own power and was replaced by Yan Gomes, who moved behind the plate in the bottom half.

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