LOS ANGELES, Calif. – The Nationals went west and stole home field advantage.
Late Friday night, Virginia Beach’s Daniel Hudson (Princess Anne H.S.) slammed the door on the defending National League-champion Dodgers to even the best-of-five National League Division Series 1-1. The series shifts to Washington, D.C. for games three and four.
Hudson, the former Old Dominion University standout, saved a 4-2 Washington win on a night that saw the Nats pitch both of their aces: Stephen Strasburg and Max Scherzer. Hudson pitched around a pair of walks in the ninth inning before striking out Corey Seager to end the game.
Strasburg struck out 10, lowering his career postseason ERA to 0.64 — the best in playoff history for players with at least four starts.
Game three is Sunday at Nationals Park.