Dodgers bring 1-0 series advantage over Nationals into game 2

Los Angeles Dodgers (28-13, first in the NL West) vs. Washington Nationals (14-29, fifth in the NL East)

Washington; Tuesday, 7:05 p.m. EDT


PITCHING PROBABLES: Dodgers: Walker Buehler (5-1, 2.89 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, 39 strikeouts); Nationals: Josiah Gray (4-3, 4.36 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, 46 strikeouts)

LINE: Dodgers -236, Nationals +193; over/under is 8 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Los Angeles Dodgers meet the Washington Nationals with a 1-0 series lead.

Washington has a 14-29 record overall and a 5-16 record in home games. The Nationals have a 4-2 record in games when they hit at least two home runs.

Los Angeles has a 28-13 record overall and a 15-5 record at home. The Dodgers are 19-2 in games when they out-hit their opponents.


The teams play Tuesday for the second time this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: Josh Bell has a .296 batting average to rank second on the Nationals, and has seven doubles and four home runs. Nelson Cruz is 11-for-34 with four RBI over the last 10 games.

Mookie Betts has 10 doubles, 10 home runs and 26 RBI for the Dodgers. Will Smith is 7-for-29 with a double, two home runs and three RBI over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Nationals: 3-7, .245 batting average, 6.00 ERA, outscored by 29 runs

Dodgers: 8-2, .261 batting average, 2.80 ERA, outscored opponents by 23 runs


INJURIES: Nationals: Victor Robles: day-to-day (calf), Mason Thompson: 60-Day IL (biceps), Sean Doolittle: 60-Day IL (elbow), Anibal Sanchez: 60-Day IL (neck), Ehire Adrianza: 60-Day IL (quadricep), Hunter Harvey: 10-Day IL (pronator), Will Harris: 60-Day IL (pectoral), Seth Romero: 60-Day IL (calf), Stephen Strasburg: 10-Day IL (shoulder/neck), Carter Kieboom: 60-Day IL (right forearm), Joe Ross: 60-Day IL (elbow)

Dodgers: Blake Treinen: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Tommy Kahnle: 15-Day IL (forearm), Victor Gonzalez: 60-Day IL (elbow), Clayton Kershaw: 15-Day IL (pelvis), Andrew Heaney: 10-Day IL (shoudler), Danny Duffy: 60-Day IL (hand), Jimmy Nelson: 60-Day IL (elbow), Dustin May: 60-Day IL (elbow)

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
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