LOS ANGELES — The teams with the two best record in the National League will play their series finale on ESPN Sunday Night Baseball, with the September 17 game between Dodgers and Nationals at Nationals Park in Washington moved to prime time, the network announced on Monday.
The Dodgers own the best record in baseball at 87-35 and a 20-game lead in the National League West. The Nationals are second-best in the NL — and third best in the majors, two games behind the Astros — at 74-48, with a 14-game lead in the NL East, making this series — Sept. 15-17 in Washington — a potential NLCS preview.
Dan Shulman, Aaron Boone, and Jessica Mendoza will call the game for ESPN, an exclusive national broadcast, with the game time moved from 10:35 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT. The game will be available to watch online through WatchESPN.
The Saturday, Sept. 16 game in that series, a 10:05 a.m. PT start, is also on a nationally exclusive telecast, on Fox.
The Nationals are the only team with a winning record against the Dodgers this season, taking two of three games at Dodger Stadium from June 5-7. The Dodgers haven’t lost another series since, going 18-0-3 in their last 21 series.