Nationals beat Dodgers 8-3, lead NLDS 2-1

Washington Nationals' Jayson Werth hits a solo home run during the ninth inning in Game 3 of baseball's National League Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Monday, Oct. 10, 2016, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Washington Nationals' Jayson Werth hits a solo home run during the ninth inning in Game 3 of baseball's National League Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Monday, Oct. 10, 2016, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Anthony Rendon and Jayson Werth homered, and the Washington Nationals moved within one victory of winning a postseason series for the first time, beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-3 Monday for a 2-1 lead in their best-of-five NL playoff.

Four relievers combined for 4 2/3 shutout innings, putting the Nationals in position to wrap up the NL Division Series on Tuesday at Dodger Stadium.

Playing 23 hours after the Nationals tied the series at home in a rain-postponed Game 2, Rendon hit a two-run homer in a four-run third that chased Kenta Maeda. Werth added a solo shot off closer Kenley Jansen in a breakaway four-run ninth.