So it only makes sense in that house of mirrors baseball logic that Washington's first playoff series win since the 1924 World Series came against a 106-win Los Angeles Dodgers team widely seen as the clear National League favorite. Nationals win after reaching the brink again and again Well past midnight back in D.C., Howie Kendrick hit an extra-innings grand slam and put the Nationals up 7-3 in the 10th inning, a lead that would hold as Sean Doolittle put the Dodgers' top of the order down in order. The Nationals beat the Dodgers in the NLDS 3-2, and will face the St. Louis Cardinals in the NLCS.