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Kuroda, Dodgers Open Series In DC Against Nationals

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The Dodgers look to get back into the win column, starting a four-game series in Washington DC with a Monday morning battle.

Hiroki Kuroda and John Lannan matched up earlier this year at Dodger Stadium on July 22. Lannan took Kuroda deep for a two-run home run in the Nationals' 7-2 win. Lannan has lost his last four starts thanks in part to the Nationals scoring just five runs in those games.

Poor run support is something Kuroda can sympathize with, as he suffered through a nearly three-month stretch of putting up a 3.16 ERA, but was 2-11. However, the Dodger bats have come alive for Kuroda of late, scoring seven, eight, nine, and eight runs in his last four starts, all wins for Kuroda.

Lineups

Andre Ethier and James Loney sit against the southpaw Lannan.

Dodgers Nationals
SS Gordon SS Desmond
2B Carroll RF Ankiel
CF Kemp 3B Zimmerman
RF Rivera LF Morse
3B Miles CF Werth
1B Mitchell 2B Espinosa
LF Gwynn 1B Marrero
C Ellis C Ramos
P Kuroda P Lannan

Notes

  • The Dodgers are 19-17 against left-handed starters this season.
  • Since the Expos moved to Washington in 2005, the Dodgers have won just two road series in the nation's capital. The Dodgers were 4-5 at RFK Stadium from 2005-2007, and 3-6 at Nationals Park from 2008-2010.
  • The Nationals have lost 10 of their last 12 games.

Game Time: 10:05 a.m.

TV: Prime Ticket

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