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World Series: Despite Game 5 loss, Nationals have clear path to victory

After Max Scherzer was scratched for Game 5 and replaced by Joe Ross, most of us knew Game 5 was pretty much a foregone conclusion for the Washington Nationals.

But now with their backs against the wall, there is a clear path to still winning the title in these final two games.

There are simply three things that must take place in order for the Nationals to win the World Series.

First, Stephen Strasburg has to beat Justin Verlander again.

Strasburg was able to outduel in counterpart in Game 2 of this World Series, and it wouldn’t be a major shock if it happened again the way he’s been pitching.