Fifth inning of NLDS Game 5 is 'bizarro world'

How do you explain an inning that saw Max Scherzer, one of baseball’s best starters, come out of the bullpen in a winner-take-all Game 5 of the NL Division Series presented by T-Mobile, and give up four runs on three straight two-out hits, an intentional walk, a contested passed-ball strikeout call, catcher’s interference and a hit batter?

“Baseball. That’s baseball,” Cubs outfielder Jason Heyward said. “Regardless of the stage, baseball’s gonna happen.”

But how did this happen? How did the Nationals let a two-run lead slowly e…
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