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Jayson Werth doesn't hit it out of the park, but homer is big against Dodgers

Jayson Werth doesn't hit it out of the park, but homer is big against Dodgers

The Dodgers traded for Jayson Werth one week before opening day in 2004. When he arrived at Dodger Stadium for the first time as a 24-year-old rookie, he decided he would make it his goal to one day hit a baseball out of this ballpark.

In Monday’s early evening, he nearly did. Now the Nationals’ 37-year-old left fielder, Werth stepped to the plate in the ninth inning of a one-run Game 3 in the National League division series and unloaded every bit of his possible power on a Kenley Jansen cutter. The baseball was clocked at 110 mph the moment it parted from Werth’s bat, and it traveled two-thirds of the way up the left-field bleachers, some 450...

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