Los Angeles Teams

Dodgers blank Nationals (0:43)
Bellinger lifts 2-run dinger to extend lead (0:21)
Hernandez crushes pinch-hit homer (0:23)
Pujols breaks the tie with 2-run shot (0:27)
Trout hits league-leading 8th homer (0:28)
Pederson blasts birthday homer (0:27)
Trout robs homer and then doesn't (0:44)

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Max Scherzer, on what he admires about Clayton Kershaw: "He attacks the zone, doesn't walk guys. He brings it every single time. ... He goes out there and competes as well as anybody."

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Max Scherzer was asked if he was excited about the game today, given the opponent. "Yeah. I mean, isn't that obvious? I've always said, ‘You don't measure yourself against the worst; you measure yourself against the best.' I've always thought that."

Scherzer, Nationals best Kershaw, Dodgers (0:53)

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Shohei Ohtani went 2-4 against the Giants on Friday where he picked up his first hits against a National League team.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Clayton Kershaw surrendered nine hits, the most he has given up since May 28 of last season, and Max Scherzer made some big pitches to get out of some tough jams. The Nationals win, 5-2, and improve to .500. The Dodgers are now two games under.

Trout smacks solo homer (0:26)
Soldier surprises wife at Dodgers' game (0:19)

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Somehow, Clayton Kershaw outlasted Max Scherzer. He went 7 innings, giving up 4 runs on 9 hits with 0 walks and 4 strikeouts. Scherzer: 6 innings, 1 run, 4 hits, 3 walks, 9 strikeouts.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Yasiel Puig snaps the Dodgers' 0-for-6 RISP with a two-out RBI single into left field. Dodger Stadium has come to life.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Clayton Kershaw gave up three runs in 45 prior regular-season innings against the Nationals. Tonight, he has allowed four runs through six.