NLDS Game 1: Bullpen picks up Clayton Kershaw in a narrow Dodgers victory.

Justin Turner, Corey Seager

Justin Turner, right, and Corey Seager, left, hit home runs in the Dodgers’ 4-3 win over the Washington Nationals in Game 1 of their National League Division Series. (Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Clayton Kershaw was not perfect, but he didn’t have to be in the Dodgers’ 4-3 win over the Washington Nationals in Game 1 of the National League Division Series on Friday. The box score is here.

Kershaw won, and that was enough, writes columnist Mark Whicker.

Kenley Jansen‘s five-out save meant he got to bat with the bases loaded in the ninth inning; other than it was business as usual for the Dodgers’ bullpen.

Game 2 starter Rich Hill has no hard feelings toward the Washington Nationals, who released him last year.

Here’s what they were saying after the game:

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The Dodgers’ NLDS roster: This is not a guess.

Austin Barnes

Austin Barnes is appears much smaller than his teammates, who are standing on the pitchers’ mound during a workout at Dodger Stadium on Monday. The Dodgers held a workout at Dodger Stadium in preparation for their National League Division Series against the Washington Nationals, which begins Friday in Washington, D.C. (John McCoy/Staff photographer)

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts revealed the team’s roster for the National League Division Series against the Washington Nationals, which begins Friday. Our first and second guesses were both wrong.

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Game 148: Dodgers’ rookies steal the show in the desert.

Adrian Gonzalez catch

Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez catches a foul pop-up in the dugout in front of teammate Clayton Kershaw during the Dodgers’ 6-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday. (Getty Images)

It was a good day to be a rookie in the Dodgers’ 6-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday. The box score is here.

The Dodgers have had preliminary discussions with third baseman Justin Turner and closer Kenley Jansen, both of whom become free agents after the season.

Ross Porter, Charley Steiner and Dick Enberg shared their memories of Vin Scully with columnist Tom Hoffarth.

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Kenley Jansen is working on his mechanics. Here’s a look at where he might begin.

Kenley Jansen and manager Dave Roberts said after last night’s game that the closer is working on his mechanics.

Staff photographer John McCoy, who was at the game last night, shot a couple photos that might be instructive as to what Jansen might want to tweak.

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Game 99: As temperatures rise in St. Louis, Dodgers rise to the occasion.

Joc Pederson

Cardinals catcher Alberto Rosario tags out Joc Pederson during the sixth inning of the Dodgers’ 7-2 win on Saturday. (Getty Images)

Kenta Maeda and Andrew Toles beat the heat, and helped the Dodgers beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-2. The box score is here.

Dodgers pitching coach Rick Honeycutt is working with Kenley Jansen on his mechanics after the closer’s recent bout of blown saves.

From stories to a high school yearbook, Mark Langill’s collection of Vin Scully treasures is impressive.

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