Sport Watch: Nationals' Taylor continues HR barrage with 3-run blast vs. Cubs

04:55  13 october  2017
04:55  13 october  2017 Source:   theScore

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  Watch: Nationals' Taylor continues HR barrage with 3-run blast vs. Cubs © Geoff Burke / Reuters

Michael A. Taylor brought his heroics from Game 4 of the National League Division Series into Game 5 against the Chicago Cubs.

With the game tied 1-1 in the second inning Thursday, the Washington Nationals outfielder went up the ladder to belt a three-run blast off Cubs right-hander Kyle Hendricks.


The Nationals wound up scoring four runs in the inning with Taylor's homer following a solo shot from Daniel Murphy.

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Taylor's home run followed his grand slam from Game 4, and gave him seven RBIs in the series.

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