With one division series having already wrapped up in a sweep and two other teams facing a similar fate on Monday night, the matchup between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Washington Nationals looks to be the most compelling series as we kick off the second week of MLB playoff action.

The Dodgers took Game 1 by a score of 4-3, with Corey Seager and Justin Turner both homering and Kenley Jansen throwing 1.2 scoreless innings for the save.

After rain pushed Game 2 from Saturday to Sunday, the Nationals then evened the series with a 5-2 victory.

Jose Lobaton delivered the big blow with a three-run shot in the fourth inning, and the Nationals bullpen slammed the door with 4.2 shutout innings in relief of starter Tanner Roark.

Now the series shifts to Dodger Stadium, as both teams will look to seize control in a pivotal Game 3.

Gio Gonzalez (11-11, 4.57 ERA, 171 K) gets the start for the Nationals, and he’ll be opposed by rookie Kenta Maeda (16-11, 3.48 ERA, 179 K), who will be making his postseason debut.

Who will come out on top in Game 3 of this exciting NLDS matchup?

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FINAL SCORE: Nationals 8, Dodgers 3

Bot 1: Corey Seager RBI double (0-1)

Top 3: Jayson Werth RBI double (1-1)

Top 3: Bryce Harper RBI single (2-1)

Top 3: Anthony Rendon two-run HR (4-1)

Bot 5: Carlos Ruiz two-run HR (4-3)

Top 9: Jayson Werth solo HR (5-3)

Top 9: Ryan Zimmerman two-run double (7-3)

Top 9: Chris Heisey sacrifice fly (8-3)

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