On October 13, 2016 — 2016 – The Dodgers eliminate the Nationals in Game 5 of the NLDS, 4 – 3, thanks to an epic 7th inning that takes over an hour to play. With the Dodgers trailing 1 – 0, Joc Pederson hits Max Scherzer’s first pitch of the inning for a homer, ending the Nats ace’s night. Dusty Baker uses five relievers in a vain attempt to try to stop the bleeding, but a pinch-hit RBI single by Carlos Ruiz and a two-run triple by Justin Turner give L.A. a three-run lead. Washington comes right back with a walk and a two-run pinch homer by Chris Heisey off Grant Dayton, who then puts another runner on base. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts doesn’t mess around though: he brings in closer Kenley Jansen early, and he gets seven outs even if he walks four batters; when Jansen is out of gas, Roberts brings in his ace, Clayton Kershaw, to retire the final two batters.


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