Final score: 4-3, Dodgers
The Los Angeles Dodgers and the Washington Nationals played the finale of the three-game series at Dodgers Stadium, with the Dodgers looking for the sweep of one of the tougher teams in the league. Julio Urias made the start and looked pretty sharp other than one inning where he allowed the two runs. He finished his day having pitched five innings, allowing two earned runs on six hits while striking out six and walking only one. He would leave with the game tied 2-2 and end up with a no-decision.
Casey Fien came in after Urias left and did a great job. He got into a little trouble in his second inning but worked out of it leaving the runners stranded. Adam Liberatore pitched 2/3 of an inning and after that Pedro Baez was put in. Baez gave up a solo homer to Wilson Ramos to put the Nats ahead late. In the top of the 9th, Baez once again loaded the bases and Chris Hatcher had to come in and clean up the mess stranding the bases loaded with a groundout from Bryce Harper.
In the bottom of the 9th, Howie Kendrick came up to bat and laced a single. Yasiel Puig then hit a single up the middle, and when Nationals’ Michael Taylor charged the ball it went right under his glove. Puig raced around the bases and scored on a single and a huge error by Taylor and the Dodgers were able to complete the sweep of the Nationals. They have now won six straight games trying to close the gap with the first-place San Francisco Giants.
This was a solid series from the Dodgers before they go out on the road to face a tough team in Pittsburgh. Hopefully, the Dodgers are starting to hit on all cylinders and they can keep up this pace to gain some ground on the Giants.
The Dodgers will not play until Friday when a four-game series starts with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Newly signed Dodger Nick Tepesch is slated to take the mound after starting well with AAA OKC.
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