Los Angeles, California – Howie Kendrick hit a four-run home run against reliever Joe Kelly's shipments in the 10th inning that prompted the Washington Nationals to a 7-3 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers and awarded them the ticket to Dispute the National League championship against the Cardinals of San Luis.
Kendrick's grand slam broke a three-way draw on the side and eliminated the Dodgers, a team that won 106 challenges in the regular season and looked like one of the favorites to play the World Series.
The Nationals, who qualified for the postseason of the majors as a wild card team, will visit the Cardinals this Friday for the first clash of the National League championship series. The Dodgers, seven times monarchs of the Western Division, have not won a World Series since the 1988 tournament.RELATED
Adam Eaton managed a Kelly ticket at the beginning of the tenth chapter, Rendón connected a double that stuck the ball in the near left forest and Soto received an intentional passport.
After hitting a foul kick, Kendrick found a straight line of 97 miles per hour (mph) and sent the ball just above the center garden wall, for the second grand slam in his career. With the other, he ended an 11-inning game against the San Francisco Giants in August 2017.
Daniel Hudson pocketed the win. He retired Will Smith with a hit to the warning strip of the right meadow when there was an out and a man on the trails in the ninth episode. Then, he had Chris Taylor hit a harmless line to the center.
Sean Doolittle resolved the tenth inning for Washington.
The Montréal Washington / Expos Nationals franchise won a series of playoffs just for the second time. The first was an unprecedented divisional of 1981, caused by the strike of baseball players, when the Canadian club defeated the Philadelphia Phillies.
For the Nationals, the Dominican Soto 4-2 with two scored and two driven. The Venezuelan Asdrúbal Cabrera 1-0.
For the Dodgers, Puerto Rican Enrique "Kike" Hernandez 4-2 with one scored and one towed.