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Needing a win to stay alive in the NLDS against the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Washington Nationals got a massive boost in the fifth inning when Ryan Zimmerman launched a three-run homer off Pedro Baez.

This moon shot gave the Nats a 5-1 lead, and with Max Scherzer dealing at the mound this series appears destined to head to Game 5.

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