Buehler, Muncy Lead Dodgers Past Nats 6-0 In NLDS Opener

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October 4, 2019

The Associated Press
Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Walker Buehler throws to a Washington Nationals batter during the first inning of Game 1 of a baseball National League Divisional Series on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Walker Buehler allowed one hit over six scoreless innings, Max Muncy drove in three runs and the Los Angeles Dodgers capitalized on mistakes to beat the Washington Nationals 6-0 in Game 1 of their NL Division Series on Thursday night.

Buehler struck out eight, walked three and retired his final seven batters after earning the start over veterans Clayton Kershaw and Hyun-Jin Ryu, whose 2.32 ERA was lowest in the majors this season. (READ MORE) by Associated Press

Walker Buehler allowed just one hit over six innings to earn the win in Game 1.
Walker Buehler allowed just one hit over six innings to earn the win in Game 1. (Photo: Gary A. Vasquez, USA TODAY Sports)

As it is too early to order those World Series rings for the Dodgers, it’s too early to declare with certainty that the Nationals will fail yet again to advance in the postseason. But they did fail to capitalize on an impressive performance by starter Patrick Corbin, who allowed just one earned run and struck out nine batters in six innings.

The good news for the Nationals: ace Stephen Strasburg is scheduled to start against Clayton Kershaw in Game 2 Friday and Max Scherzer will be ready for the Nats after that. (READ MORE) by Josh Peter | USA TODAY

The Dodgers took Game 1 of the best-of-five NLDS in Dodger Stadium on Thursday night as they blanked the Nationals by a score of 6-0 (box score).  The Dodgers got six shutout innings from 25-year-old right-hander Walker Buehler, three RBI from Max Muncy, and back-to-back home runs from Gavin Lux and Joc Pederson to ice it in the eighth inning.

Buehler’s counterpart Patrick Corbin overcame early control problems to pitch solidly, as he allowed two runs and one earned run over six innings. However, the Washington bullpen, a shortcoming for almost the entire season, allowed the Dodgers to pad their lead in the middle and late innings. (READ MORE) by Dayn Perry | CBS Sports


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