Nationals fall short in postseason



The Washington Nationals fell to the  Los Angeles Dodgers 4-3 Oct. 13 in the deciding Game 5 of the National League Division Series.

Twenty-year-old Julio Urias picked up the win in two innings of relief for the Dodgers.

In an hour-long seventh inning, the Dodgers scored all four of their runs through five Nationals pitching changes. Chris Heisley drove in the final two runs for the Nationals on a home run in the bottom of the seventh inning.

Clayton Kershaw, who threw 110 pitches during game four, recorded the final two outs and picked up the save—the first of his career.

The Dodgers advance to face the Chicago Cubs in the National League Championship Series. The winner will go on to face either the Toronto Blue Jays or the Cleveland Indians in the World Series.
The Nationals, who won the National League East with 95 wins, have not advanced past the National League Division Series in any of their three postseason appearances.