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Everything you need to know as Nationals and Dodgers meet in Game 4

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With their season on the line, the Dodgers will send Clayton Kershaw to the mound on three-days for Game 4 against the Nationals. Washington will counter with right-hander Joe Ross. Is the series headed back to Washington for Game 5 or will the Nationals be on their way to the NLCS? Go inside the numbers and matchups that will decide Tuesday's game, then vote for which team will win at the bottom of the page. Inside the pitching matchup When Joe Ross is on the mound: Ross is a two-seam fastball/slider guy who runs the fastball up to 93-94 mph. He doesn't throw his changeup much and his slider has good 12-to-6 break and held righties to a .174 average. The problem is lefties destroyed his fastball at a .441/.505/.591 clip. He wasn't homer-prone, but generates so few swings and misses against lefty hitters that it results in a high average allowed. You may have that the Dodgers' lineup...
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