LOS ANGELES — A few minutes before Los Angeles Dodgers Manager Dave Roberts hopped on a conference call Wednesday, he watched a baseball take flight on television.

A grand slam by Michael A. Taylor of the Washington Nationals against Chicago Cubs closer Wade Davis all but assured a Game 5 of a National League division series Thursday. Roberts didn’t mind the sight, laughing when asked how many innings he hoped his two prospective opponents would play in the elimination game.

“Can’t be high enough,” Roberts said. “It’s going to be a fun Game 5 to watch.”

The Dodgers earned the rest by completing a sweep of the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday at Phoenix. They will host Game 1 of the National League Championship Series on Saturday. The team will take four days to recuperate from the stress of the first round and prepare its roster for the seven-game series.

Roberts declined to reveal much about the planning for the next round. Clayton Kershaw will start Game 1. Beyond that, Roberts stayed mum.

Against Arizona, Rich Hill started Game 2 and Yu Darvish started Game 3 because Hill excelled at home and Darvish on the road. Alex Wood was lined up for Game 4.

Roberts suggested the Dodgers may stick with that alignment but it wouldn’t be finalized before the team knew its opponent.

“To set it in stone right now makes no sense,” Roberts said. “Without digging into matchups, home-road, weather, things like that.”

GARY CEDERSTROM will be the umpire crew chief for the AL Championship Series and Mike Winters will handle the duties for the NLCS.

The ALCS begins Friday night when the New York Yankees visit the Houston Astros, and the NLCS starts Saturday at Dodger Stadium when Los Angeles meets Washington or the Chicago Cubs.

Joining Cederstrom on the ALCS crew will be Mark Carlson, Chad Fairchild, Chris Guccione, Jerry Meals, Jim Reynolds and Hunter Wendelstedt.

The NLCS crew includes Lance Barksdale, Eric Cooper, Alfonso Marquez, Todd Tichenor, Bill Welke and Jim Wolf.

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