After a Game 2 loss that saw the Washington Nationals even the NLDS at one game apiece, the Dodgers’ offensive firepower came out in full display on Sunday in a 10-4 win that saw them take a 2-1 series advantage.
After being frustrated by Nationals starter Anibal Sanchez, who threw five innings of one-run ball to begin the game, LA took control with a huge sixth inning in which they roughed up Nats pitcher Patrick Corbin.
Washington took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning after young phenom Juan Soto’s solo home run. The Dodgers cut the lead in half in the fifth inning after Max Muncy went yard.
Things broke open, however, in the sixth. The team that is widely considered to be the favorite to win the National League showed off their offensive muscles in an inning that saw them take a lead they wouldn’t relinquish.
Catcher Russell Martin gave his team the lead with a two-out, two-run double, and then Kike Hernandez got in on the act with a two-run double of his own.
After Justin Turner hit a three-run home run off of Wander Suero, who relieved Corbin, the Dodgers were up 8-2 and the game was out of reach.
Los Angeles went on to win 10-4, putting them within a game of advancing to the National League Championship Series.