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Dodgers' Rich Hill and Nationals' Max Scherzer to pitch in final game of series

Dodgers' Rich Hill and Nationals' Max Scherzer to pitch in final game of series
Rich Hill is scheduled to start of the Dodgers in a the decisive Game 5 of a National League division series against the Washington Nationals on Thursday. (Mark J. Terrill / Associated Press)

A look at Game 5 of the National League division series between the Dodgers and Nationals.

When: Thursday, 2 p.m. PDT

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Where: Nationals Park

TV: FS1. Radio: 570, 1020, 1540

In-game blog: latimes.com/sports

Dodgers' Rich Hill (12-5, 2.12 ERA) vs. Nationals' Max Scherzer (20-7, 2.96 ERA)

Scherzer will be pitching on an extra day of rest. This will be his 12th postseason start, but he has never started in the fifth or seventh game of a series. This will be Hill's second postseason start, and he will be pitching on three days rest — two less than Scherzer — but he has mostly dominated the opposition for the last year when healthy. He says he is healthy.

Each team's starter gave up four runs during their starts this series. But Scherzer managed to survive six innings and Hill was pulled without finishing the fifth inning. Scherzer was asked after Tuesday's series-tying Game 4 victory by the Dodgers about his mind-set going into the fifth and final game.

"Just that, man, this is going to be a heck of a ballgame," he said.

Twitter: @pedromoura

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