Dodgers beat Nationals to advance to National League championship against Cubs

Dodgers vs Nationals, Game 5

The Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Washington Nationals 4-3 in the fifth and deciding game of their division series on Thursday night, advancing to play the Chicago Cubs in the National League Championship Series. The 4 1/2-hour epic ended with Dodgers star pitcher Clayton Kershaw, who started Game 4, taking the mound with the tying and winning runs on base to record the final two outs. He got the first batter out on a pop fly and struck out Wilmer Difo to end the game and give the Dodgers a shot at their first World Series appearance since 1988. The Cubs are looking to win their first World Series in 108 years.

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