Despite a midgame rain delay, the Dodgers were still able to best the Nationals 5-3 Saturday night in DC.
They only totaled five hits, but they were timely — namely Gavin Lux’s RBI double in the fourth and AJ Pollock’s infield single in the sixth, the latter of which gave the Dodgers a 4-3 lead at the time.
Kenley Jansen got the ball and allowed a single and issued a walk to begin the ninth, but two strikeouts and a line out later and the Dodgers were victorious.
Their 8th-consecutive win moves them to 52-31 on season. The Diamondbacks were up 5-4 against the Giants while writing this, but they’re down 6-5 now. If Arizona finds a way to win (they probably won’t), the Dodgers would be in first place in the NL West.
The Dodgers will start someone tomorrow in a bullpen game (Edwin Uceta? David Price?). Whoever it is, he’ll be opposed by Joe Ross. First pitch is scheduled for 8:05 a.m. Pacific time. That’s not a typo.