LOS ANGELES — The Dodgers overpowered the Nationals on the mound and at the plate, extending the dominance that led to a franchise-record 106 victories in the regular season right on into the playoffs.

Walker Buehler allowed one hit over six innings, Max Muncy drove in three runs and Los Angeles capitalized on mistakes to beat Washington 6-0 in Game 1 of their NL Division Series on Thursday night.

“Oh, they’re good. They’re really good,” Nationals manager Dave Martinez said. “That’s why they have been in the postseason so many years in a row.”

Buehler struck out eight, walked three and retired his final seven batters after earning the start over veterans Clayton Kershaw and Hyun-Jin Ryu.

“Walker, time and time again, just knows how to temper, control his emotions and transfer that into the delivery, the execution of pitches,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said.

Dodgers rookie Gavin Lux and Joc Pederson slugged pinch-hit solo homers in the eighth.

Nationals first baseman Howie Kendrick had two grounders roll under his glove, the second leading to the Dodgers’ second run in the fifth.

Washington’s Patrick Corbin stumbled through a rocky first inning.

He issued four walks, joining Art Reinhart of the St. Louis Cardinals as the only pitchers to walk that many in the first inning they ever pitched in the postseason.

Reinhart walked four — including Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig — in the fifth inning of Game 4 of the 1926 World Series against the Yankees.

“That first inning was the game,” Roberts said. “That really set the tone.”

Corbin walked three in a row with two outs in the 31-pitch inning. Yan Gomes was charged with a passed ball, too, and Muncy drew a free pass with the bases loaded to put the Dodgers in front.

Corbin gave up two runs — one earned — and three hits in six innings. The left-hander struck out nine and finished with five walks.

“It just didn’t seem like he had his command,” Muncy said. “We did a really good job of not chasing balls out of the zone.”

Cody Bellinger walked with two outs and scored on an error by Kendrick in the fifth that made it 2-0. Third baseman Anthony Rendon made a diving stop on Chris Taylor’s single down the line, but his throw to first wasn’t in time and Bellinger went to third.

Muncy’s grounder rolled through Kendrick’s legs for an error, scoring Bellinger, and Taylor got thrown out at the plate to end the inning.

“I wouldn’t change anything about the way I tried to make that play. Just one of those times you just miss it,” Kendrick said. “You never want to let your teammates down or do anything that could give the other team the advantage.”

In the fourth, Muncy singled leading off. Corey Seager followed with a hit that got past a diving Kendrick at first and rolled into right, sending Muncy to third. But then Corbin settled down and retired the next three batters to end the inning.

Muncy added a two-run single with two outs in the seventh, extending the lead to 4-0.

The Nationals loaded the bases in the fourth on three walks by Buehler. He escaped when Asdrúbal Cabrera tapped the ball back to the mound.

Juan Soto singled in the second and Trea Turner doubled in the ninth off Joe Kelly for the Nationals’ only hits.

Washington AB R H BI W K Avg

T.Turner ss 4 0 1 0 0 1 .250

Eaton rf 3 0 0 0 1 1 .000

Rendon 3b 3 0 0 0 1 2 .000

Soto lf 4 0 1 0 0 2 .250

Kendrick 1b 2 0 0 0 1 1 .200

Cabrera 2b 3 0 0 0 0 0 .000

Robles cf 3 0 0 0 0 1 .167

Gomes c 3 0 0 0 0 3 .000

Corbin p 2 0 0 0 0 2 .000

Rainey p 0 0 0 0 0 0 ---

Rodney p 0 0 0 0 0 0 ---

Parra ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000

Strickland p 0 0 0 0 0 0 ---

Totals 28 0 2 0 3 13

Los Angeles AB R H BI W K Avg

Pollock lf 4 1 0 0 1 3 .000

Kelly p 0 0 0 0 0 0 ---

Freese 1b 3 0 0 0 0 2 .000

Pederson ph-rf 1 2 1 1 1 0 1.000

J.Turner 3b 5 1 1 0 0 2 .200

Bellinger cf-1b-cf 2 1 0 0 2 2 .000

C.Taylor rf-cf-lf 2 0 1 0 2 0 .500

Muncy 2b-1b 3 0 2 3 1 0 .667

Seager ss 4 0 1 0 0 0 .250

Smith c 4 0 0 0 0 2 .000

Buehler p 2 0 0 0 0 1 .000

Hernández ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000

Kolarek p 0 0 0 0 0 0 ---

Maeda p 0 0 0 0 0 0 ---

Lux ph-2b 1 1 1 1 0 0 1.000

Totals 32 6 7 5 7 12

Washington 000 000 000 — 0 2 2

Los Angeles 100 010 22x — 6 7 0

E‑Kendrick 2 (2). LOB‑Washington 4, Los Angeles 9. 2B‑T.Turner (1). HR‑Lux (1), off Strickland; Pederson (1), off Strickland. RBIs‑Muncy 3 (3), Lux (1), Pederson (1). SB‑J.Turner (1), Muncy (1) DP‑Los Angeles 1

Washington IP H R ER W K P ERA

Corbin 6 3 2 1 5 9 107 1.50

Rainey 1/3 1 2 2 1 1 16 54.00

Rodney 2/3 1 0 0 1 1 23 0.00

Strickland 1 2 2 2 0 1 27 18.00 L: Corbin 0-1

Los Angeles IP H R ER W K P ERA

Buehler 6 1 0 0 3 8 100 0.00

Kolarek 1/3 0 0 0 0 1 3 0.00

Maeda 12/3 0 0 0 0 2 19 0.00

Kelly 1 1 0 0 0 2 16 0.00 W: Buehler 1-0

T‑3:23. A‑53,095 (56,000)

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