While David Price’s postseason struggles continued Friday, Clayton Kershaw’s (sort of) didn’t.
The Dodgers ace entered Los Angeles’ National League Division Series Game 1 against the Washington Nationals with a 2-6 lifetime record in the postseason, and he by no means had his best stuff Friday. However, he managed to do just enough in L.A.’s 4-3 win.
Kershaw only lasted five innings, but he earned his third career postseason win while allowing three earned runs on eight hits and one walk with seven strikeouts.
Nationals ace and NL Cy Young Award contender Max Scherzer allowed four earned runs on five hits with five strikeouts in six innings. He allowed a solo home run to Corey Seager in the top of the first inning and a two-run homer to Justin Turner in a three-run third inning for the Dodgers.
Washington’s runs came on a two-run single by Anthony Rendon in the bottom of the third and a Trea Turner sacrifice fly in the fourth.
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