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Dodgers vs. Nationals schedule, probable starting pitchers

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It's no longer a first-place showdown, but the Dodgers still have an important series against the Nationals beginning Monday night at Dodger Stadium. After the Dodgers starters posted a 6.48 ERA last week, here is a look at the probable starting pitchers for the three games in Los Angeles.

Monday, 7:10 p.m. PT (SportsNet LA)

Brett Anderson hasn't walked more than two batters in a game since June 16. In the eight starts since, he has a 2.45 ERA. Gio Gonzalez hasn't allowed more than two earned runs in any of his last seven starts, with a 1.77 ERA during that span and just two home runs allowed.

Tuesday, 7:10 p.m. (SportsNet LA)

Zack Greinke has a 1.54 ERA at home this season, allowing 14 runs in 12 starts, wtih 73 strikeouts and 11 walks in 82 innings. Joe Ross allowed three runs in five innings in his major league debut on June 6, and since then has six straight quality starts. The rookie right-hander has a 2.80 ERA overall with a remarkable 47 strikeouts against just four walks in 45 innings.

Wednesday, 7:10 p.m. (SportsNet LA)

Clayton Kershaw has a 1.66 ERA at home in 10 starts this season with 97 strikeouts and 12 walks in 70⅔ innings. Jordan Zimmermann has a 4.67 ERA in his last six starts, with six home runs allowed in 34⅔ innings, though he also has 28 strikeouts and just five walks during that span.