After blowing a three-run lead in the seventh inning, the Dodgers got an RBI single from Chase Utley in the bottom of the eight inning to retake the lead and send the series back to Washington for a decisive fifth game.

Utley’s single drove home Andrew Toles gave the Dodgers a 6-5 lead. Manager Dave Roberts summoned closer Kenley Jansen from the bullpen in the ninth and he retired the Nationals in order as the Dodgers to preserve the one-run victory.

The series is tied at 2-2, with each team winning a home and a road game. The fifth game will be played in Washington Thursday.

The Dodgers held a 5-2 lead with Clayton Kershaw pitching in the seventh inning, and with a runner on first and two outs, Washington’s Trea Turner lined an infield single that kept the inning alive. Roberts left Kershaw in the game to face Bryce Harper, and he walked the 2015 MVP on a 3-2 pitch. 

Roberts pulled Kershaw at that point, and Jayson Werth was hit by a pitch to drive in one run and Daniel Murphy followed with a game-tying two-run single.

Joe Blanton came on to put out the fire for the Dodgers, and one inning later, Utley got his game-winning hit.

Max Scherzer will be the fifth-game starter for the Nats, while it appears that Rich Hill or Julio Urias will get the ball for the Dodgers.

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