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USA TODAY Sports’ Steve Gardner breaks down how the Nationals were able to advance to the NLCS. USA TODAY

LOS ANGELES — It might be heartless, rash and unfair to fire Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts.

And it’s time to do it.

Roberts is smart, professional and even-tempered. after the ugly scene Wednesday night.

In the parking lot outside Dodger Stadium, fans were after his latest postseason meltdown — giving up back-to-back homers in the eighth inning of the Dodgers’ season-ending loss.

In the clubhouse, Dodgers starter Walker Buehler was in tears after his strong 6 2/3-inning stint went for naught in a 7-3, 10-inning loss to the Washington Nationals in Game 5

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