Washington Nationals catcher Kurt Suzuki was forced to leave Wednesday's Game 5 win after being hit in the face off a pitch from Los Angeles Dodgers starter Walker Buehler in the seventh inning.

On a 1-2 count, Buehler threw Suzuki a high fastball that deflected off his wrist and hit his face, knocking his helmet off and Suzuki to the ground.

The Nationals catcher stayed down for a while before leaving the field slowly with the training staff.

Washington went on to win the game 7-3 in extra-innings after a grand slam by Howie Kendrick in the top of the 10th inning. The Nats will take on the St. Louis Cardinals in the NLCS.