LOS ANGELES — Stephen Strasburg turned in one other dominant October outing, Max Scherzer overpowered Los Angeles for an inning out of the bullpen and the Nationals held off the Dodgers 4-2 Friday night time to even their NL Division Sequence at a recreation apiece.
Scherzer struck out the aspect within the eighth, however Washington’s shaky bullpen nonetheless bumped into hassle. Daniel Hudson labored via the ninth, loading the bases with two outs earlier than hanging out Corey Seager for the save. The tense closing inning additionally included a twisting, falling seize by third baseman Anthony Rendon on Cody Bellinger’s pop fly in shallow left discipline, in addition to a gutsy intentional stroll by supervisor Dave Martinez that introduced the profitable run to bat.
Pitching on the shortest remainder of his profession, Strasburg took an ideal recreation into the fifth inning whereas outdueling Clayton Kershaw.
Strasburg pitched one-run ball for six innings and struck out 10, decreasing his profession postseason ERA to 0.64 — the most effective in playoff historical past for gamers with a minimum of 4 begins. He edged out Dodgers nice Sandy Koufax (0.95 ERA), who watched from the entrance row.