LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The Dodgers started the postseason with a bang in the first inning against Nationals ace Max Scherzer.
Shortstop Corey Seager became the youngest player in Dodgers history to hit a postseason home run.
Seager’s solo homer put the Dodgers up 1-0 in the 1st.
Clayton Kershaw ran into some trouble in the 2nd inning, but was able to strike out Max Scherzer with 2 outs and the bases loaded to end the inning.
The Dodgers tacked on three more runs in the third inning, thanks to singles from Andrew Toles and Chase Utley, followed by a towering 2-run home run by Justin Turner.
PHOTOS: Dodgers Take Game 1
The Nationals got on the board in the 3rd inning with a 2-run single from Anthony Rendon.
Kershaw was laboring early, throwing 66 pitches thru the first 3 innings.
Trae Turner hit a sacrifice fly in the 4th inning to trim the Dodgers lead to 4-3.
Both starters did not last very long — with Kershaw going 5 innings, and Scherzer completing 6 innings.
Dayton stayed on for an out in the 7th before Pedro Baez retired the final two outs in the inning.
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts brought in Kenley Jansen with 1 out in the 8th to convert the 5 out save.
The two teams matchup tomorrow at 1pm PT for Game 2 as the Dodgers will send Rich Hill to the mound.
Dodgers first baseman posted this on Twitter following the win:
— Adrián González (@Adrian_ElTitan) October 8, 2016