Michael Taylor hits another massive HR with NLCS trip on the line

Washington Nationals center fielder Michael Taylor steps out of the batting cage during practice at Nationals Park, Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, in Washington. Game 1 of the National League Division Series against the Chicago Cubs is Friday. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
AP Photo/Alex Brandon

For the second consecutive night, Washington Nationals center fielder Michael Taylor went yard in a big spot. Taylor’s three-run home run in the bottom of the second inning was the Nationals’ second home run of the frame, and it gave the team a 4-1 lead. Chicago Cubs starter Kyle Hendricks went upstairs with the fastball, but he was unable to get the pitch past Taylor.

In Washington’s 5-0 Game 4 victory on Wednesday, Taylor blew open the game with a grand slam.

Second baseman Daniel Murphy led off the second inning with a solo home run, his fourth home run in 18 career at-bats against Hendricks.

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