15 pivotal moments in Cubs’ 9-8 victory over Nationals in Game 5 of NLDS

1. Jon Jay doubled on the second pitch of the game from Gio Gonzalez and was ruled safe at home on Anthony Rizzo’s ground ball to second, a call that was upheld after the Nationals challenged he was out after a headfirst slide.

After Kris Bryant struck out, the Cubs loaded the bases thanks to a Willson Contreras walk, Albert Almora Jr. single and Addison Russell walk, prompting, Matt Albers to begin to warm up in the Nationals’ bullpen.

But Gonzalez avoided further damage when he got Jason Heyward to ground out to first.

2. With Trea Turner at third after an infield single, stolen base and advancing on a flyout, Javier Baez threw a strike to Contreras at home on Bryce Harper’s ground ball for the second out of the Nationals first. Kyle Hendricks then struck out Ryan Zimmerman.

Daniel Murphy, who hit two home runs off Hendricks on Aug. 4, and he tied the score 1-1 with a homer on the first pitch of the inning. After Anthony Rendon singled, Matt Wieters foiled the shift with a perfect bunt down the third-base line to put runners on first and second with nobody out. It was the first bunt hit of Wieters’ career. After a visit from

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