Washington Nationals to face Clayton Kershaw in Tuesday's NLDS match-up

- It’s official – if the Washington Nationals want to advance to the NLCS with a win on Tuesday they will have to beat three-time Cy Young winner Clayton Kershaw.

The Los Angeles Dodgers Tweeted the announcement Tuesday afternoon. The Washington Nationals will start pitcher Joe Ross.

The Nationals took a 2-1 series lead on Monday with an 8-3 win over the Dodgers. A win today would give the Nats their first-ever playoff series victory in the 12-years of their existence.

Kershaw started  in NLDS Game #1 against the Nats on Friday - a game in which the Dodgers won 4 to 3.

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