Copyrighted by Sarah Morris, 2021
Despite one-hour-forty-four-minute rain delay, the Los Angeles Dodgers extended their winning streak to eight games as they defeated the Washington Nationals 5-to-3.
Since the rain came after the fourth inning, Clayton Kershaw’s outing was shortened. Until the fourth inning, Kershaw did not allow a run and dominated the Nationals. Throwing only 54 pitches, he struck out three because he convinced the Nationals to have many ground outs he ran into trouble in the fourth capped off by Yan Gomez’s three-run homer.
The Dodgers used two sacrifice flies and a double by Gavin Lux in the fourth to score three runs. After the delay, AJ Pollock’s single gave the Dodgers the lead, and they added an insurance run on Chris Taylor’s single.
Like since mid-May, the Dodger bullpen of Brusdar Graterol, Joe Kelly, Blake Treinen, and Kenley Jansen dominated the Nationals.