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Kershaw, Seager, Turner lead Dodgers past Nationals in Game 1 of NLDS series

Justin Turner, right, and Corey Seager both hit home runs in the Dodgers’ victory at Washington. (Alex Brandon / Associated Press)
Justin Turner, right, and Corey Seager both hit home runs in the Dodgers’ victory at Washington. (Alex Brandon / Associated Press)
By Howard Fendrich Associated Press

WASHINGTON – Clayton Kershaw earned a rare postseason victory, and rookie Corey Seager and Justin Turner homered off Max Scherzer on Friday night, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers past the Washington Nationals 4-3 in Game 1 of their N.L. Division Series.

Kershaw, a lefty who owns three N.L. Cy Young Awards, worked around eight hits with the help of seven strikeouts, and exited after allowing three runs in five innings. He improved his career record in the playoffs to 3-6 even though his ERA rose to 4.65.

Four Dodgers relievers combined to allow one hit over four scoreless innings, with closer Kenley Jansen earning his first five-out save since April 13.

Seager homered on the first postseason pitch he’s ever seen, and Turner added a two-run shot in the third as LA built a 4-0 lead against 20-game winner Scherzer.

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