This was going to be their year. The Dodgers were going to win the World Series for the first time since 1988. Instead, the Nationals rallied with two homers off Dodger ace Clayton Kershaw in the eighth inning of decisive Game 5, Howie Kendrick smacked a grand slam in the 10th, and the Dodgers were done. The Cardinals scored 10 in the first against the Braves and cruised to a winner-take-all Game 5 victory. The National League Championship Series begins Friday with the Nationals at St. Louis. Also, the latest on the NBA in China where the Nets beat the Lakers, 114-111.