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NLDS Game 2: Jose Lobaton Leads Nats To Win Over LA; Series Tied At 1

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 9: Daniel Murphy #20 of the Washington Nationals hits an RBI single in the seventh inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers during game two of the National League Division Series at Nationals Park on October 9, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC – OCTOBER 9: Daniel Murphy #20 of the Washington Nationals hits an RBI single in the seventh inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers during game two of the National League Division Series at Nationals Park on October 9, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Inclement weather forced the LA Dodgers and Washington Nationals to reschedule Game 2 of the NLDS on Saturday afternoon until Sunday.

That extra day may have given the Nats the extra motivation they needed to tie the series at one game a piece with the 5-2 win.

The Dodgers had LHP Rich Hill on the mound as the Nationals countered with RHP Tanner Roark on the hill.

The Dodgers took an early 1-0 in the top of the first as Corey Seager hit a solo homerun on a line drive to right; his second of this series.

In the top of the third the Dodgers took another run from Roark with a RBI single by Josh Reddick to send Justin Turner home.

Th Nationals took a 3-2 lead in the bottom of the fourth when Jose Lobaton’s three run homer off of Hill is what the Nats needed to take the lead and never look back.

Daniel Murphy, who went 3 for 3 on the day, tack on two more runs with RBI singles in the bottom of the fifth and seventh to extended the lead to 5-2.

Neither starting pitcher would make it through the fifth as Roark went 4.1 inning allowing two runs on seven hits; walking three and striking out just one. Hill also went 4.1 innings; allowing four runs on six hits; walking two and striking out seven batters.

Top Performers

LA Dodgers

Justin Turner: 2 for 3/ R

Josh Reddick: 2 for 5/RBI

Washington Nationals 

Daniel Murphy: 3 for 3/ R/ 2 RBIs/ BB

Trea Turner: 2 for 4/ R

Bethany Cohen

Bethany Cohen

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Bethany is a Graduate of the University of South Florida and currently resides in Tampa. She is a die-hard Yankees' fan and has been a freelance writer for six years. She has covered the Yankees' Minor League System since 2010 and also does freelance work for Examiner.com and CBS Local Tampa Bay. Follow her on Twitter @TampaBethany
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