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Nationals, Dodgers lineups for NLDS Game 5

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It all comes down to this. The Nationals are playing a decisive game five in the NLDS for the fourth time in five appearances dating back to 2012. They have been unsuccessful each and every time, so they’re trying to change that by upsetting the Dodgers tonight in Los Angeles. The Dodgers are looking to advance into the NLCS for a third consecutive year. They lost in the World Series in each of the past two seasons. Expectations are high and anything less than a championship will be considered a disappointment.

Here are your starting lineups for Game 5. First pitch is scheduled for 8:37 PM ET.

Nationals

SS Trea Turner
RF Adam Eaton
3B Anthony Rendon
LF Juan Soto
1B Howie Kendrick
2B Asdrúbal Cabrera
C Kurt Suzuki
CF Victor Robles
P Stephen Strasburg

Dodgers

RF Joc Pederson
2B Max Muncy
3B Justin Turner
CF Cody Bellinger
1B Matt Beaty
SS Corey Seager
LF Kiké Hernández
C Will Smith
P Walker Buehler

Mets’ McNeil carted off vs. Nats after crash into wall

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NEW YORK — New York Mets left fielder Jeff McNeil was carted off the field Thursday after crashing into the left field wall in the first inning to rob the Washington Nationals’ Asdrubal Cabrera of a two-run extra-base hit.

McNeil, a natural infielder who has been manning both outfielder corners for the Mets since last year, raced at full speed to the warning track and made an impressive lunging catch for the final out of the inning. He crashed into the wall with both arms extended and raised his glove hand as he fell to indicate he had the ball.

But McNeil was in obvious pain as he covered his eyes with both hands and yelled before flinging his glove off. He briefly tried getting up but only made it a few steps with a trainer and manager Luis Rojas before sitting back down.

McNeil was able to walk to a cart on the warning track before being driven off the field.

The Mets said in the fourth inning McNeil was still being evaluated and an update would be provided after the game.

McNeil, who has started at third base and left field this season, is batting .293 with seven RBIs in 16 games. He made the All-Star team last season and is a career .319 hitter in 212 games.

Billy Hamilton pinch-hit for McNeil in the bottom half of the inning.