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Dodgers vs. Nationals schedule, probable starting pitchers

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The Dodgers welcome the Nationals to town for three game starting Monday night. Here is a look at the pitching matchups, which start out about as strong as possible.

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

Just two starts after his duel with Johnny Cueto, Clayton Kershaw has another "matchup of the year" candidate with his showdown against Stephen Strasburg in the series opener. Kershaw, 10-1, leads the National League in strikeouts (133) ERA (1.54) and FIP (1.64), while Strasburg (10-0) is tied for third in strikeouts (118), seventh in FIP (2.83) and 13th in ERA (2.90).

Dodgers vs. Nationals

The ESPN broadcast is a full national telecast and will not be blacked out in Los Angeles.

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

Scott Kazmir looks to get back on track after totaling just 14 innings in his last three starts, though he has onlyallowed three runs in each of those three outings. Tanner Roark has thrived again now that he has a full-time rotation spot, with a 3.14 ERA in 14 starts, and 77 strikeouts in 86 innings.

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

After allowing four walks in his major league debut, Julio Urias has four walks total in his last four starts, one in each game, to go with 26 strikeouts during that span. The 19-year-old has allowed just three total runs in his last three starts, in 14⅓ innings. Joe Ross, brother of Tyson, has a 2.80 road ERA in eight starts this year, with a 21.9-percent strikeout rate, with 41 strikeouts in 45 innings away from home.