Dodgers, Nationals Bolster Bullpens Ahead Of NLDS Game 1

WASHINGTON (CBSLA/AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers and Washington Nationals are going with seven relievers each and stocking up on extra bench players in the NL Division Series.

The Dodgers’ roster released Friday was as promised with three catchers. Manager Dave Roberts said Andrew Toles will be in left field for Game 1 after dealing with a wrist injury.

Rich Hill will take the mound for L.A. for Game 1.

The Nationals’ 25-man roster for the first round released Friday includes infielder Wilmer Difo and outfielder Michael Taylor. Relievers Matt Belisle, Yusmeiro Petit and Sean Burnett and outfielders Ben Revere and Brian Goodwin were left off and Reynaldo Lopez the only long man out of the bullpen.

Manager Dusty Baker said Difo made it because of uncertainty about infielder Daniel Murphy, who had a strained glute muscle but is expected to be ready for Game 1.

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