Washington Nationals vs. San Francisco Giants - Despite a big game 3 win from the Nationals, Washington was unable to keep the rally going as they fall to the San Francisco Giants 3-1. The Giants are headed back to the NLCS where they will face the St. Louis Cardinals.
Los Angeles Dodgers vs. St. Louis Cardinals -The Cardinals were able to keep Kershaw at bay beating the Dodgers star pitcher in both of his starts of the series. St. Louis took the series 3-1 and is now headed to the NLCS to take on the San Francisco Giants.
The National League Division Series features two best-of-five-game series between three regular season divisional winners and a fourth Wild Card game winner. Initially the NLDS was played in a 2-3 format but in 1998 the MLB adopted the 2-2-1 format where the higher seed team gets home field advantage in games 1, 2, and 5 while the lower seed team hosts games 3 and 4.
Experiencing the NLDS is a great way to watch the best teams in the National League play at the top of their game. With a season as long as the MLB's reaching the postseason is the ultimate goal for every team and the NLDS is where it all starts. Winners of the divisional series move on to the NLCS with hopes of getting through to the World Series.