2019 NLDS: Dodger Stadium Parking & Gates Info, Public Transportation & Start Time For Game 5 Between Dodgers-Nationals

The Washington Nationals and Los Angeles Dodgers have reached the end of the road in their National League Division Series matchup, with the decisive Game 5 set for a 5:37 p.m. PT start time at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday.

Auto gates open at 3:10 p.m., with fans able to gain entry into Dodger Stadium 30 minutes later. Pregame programming leading up to first pitch is due to begin at 5:15 p.m. Fans are encouraged to arrive early, use carpool, a rideshare service or public transportation, and purchase parking in advance.

Advance parking can be purchased at Dodgers.com/parking, and more information on transportation options can be found at Dodgers.com/transportation.

The Dodger Stadium Express has continued to operate during the postseason from both Union Station and the South Bay, with service starting two hours before the game and at no cost for everyone with a game ticket.

Wednesday’s game will determine who advances to face the winner of the NLDS between the Atlanta Braves and St. Louis Cardinals, which has also gone to a Game 5.

Beginning with the Dodgers taking the opener, they and the Nationals have traded victories in the NLDS. Like in the opener, Walker Buehler is set to make the start. He’ll be backed this time around by a bullpen that includes Clayton Kershaw.

The Nationals are countering with Stephen Strasburg, who had 10 strikeouts and allowed just one hit in six innings in Game 2. Patrick Corbin figures to again be available in relief, though he struggled in that role over the weekend.

Max Scherzer, who threw 109 pitches over seven innings to help the Nationals stave off elimination Monday. The competitive right-hander surmised he would not be in any position to pitch in Game 5.

The Dodgers are playing an NLDS Game 5 for the first time since eliminating the Nationals on the road in 2016. Dodger Stadium is hosting the final game of an NLDS matchup for the first time since 2015, when the Dodgers lost to the New York Mets.

While their pitching is locked in, manager Dave Roberts said Tuesday evening he remained undecided with some lineup decisions. Specifically, whether the scuttling A.J. Pollock would start, and if Will Smith would be joined in the lineup by fellow rookies Matt Beaty and Gavin Lux.

Complete 2019 NLDS schedule, results, start time and TV information

Game 1: Dodgers 6, Nationals 0
Game 2: Nationals 4, Dodgers 2
Game 3: Dodgers 10, Nationals 4
Game 4: Nationals 6, Dodgers 1
Game 5: Wednesday, Oct. 9, Dodger Stadium, 5:37 p.m. PT (TBS)