NLDS Game 1: Dodgers take series opener 4-3

Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager circles the bases after hitting a solo homer off Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer in the first inning in Game 1 of baseball's National League Division Series at Nationals Park, Friday, Oct. 7, 2016, in Washington. The Dodgers won 4-3. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

WASHINGTON (AP) – Clayton Kershaw earned a rare postseason victory, and rookie Corey Seager and Justin Turner homered off Max Scherzer on Friday night, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers past the Washington Nationals 4-3 in Game 1 of their NL Division Series.

Kershaw, a lefty who owns three NL Cy Young Awards, worked around eight hits with the help of seven strikeouts, and exited after allowing three runs in five innings. He improved his career record in the playoffs to 3-6 even though his ERA rose to 4.65.

Four Dodgers relievers combined to allow one hit over four scoreless innings, with closer Kenley Jansen earning his first five-out save since April 13.

Seager homered on the first postseason pitch he’s ever seen, and Turner added a two-run shot in the third as LA built a 4-0 lead against 20-game winner Scherzer.