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Nationals 11, Dodgers 2
Manny Ramirez hits a two-run home run in the first inning. (Luis M. Alvarez/AP)
Manny Ramirez handed Clayton Kershaw a two-run lead with a homer before the rookie even took the mound, but the southpaw promptly served up gopher balls to Cristian Guzman and Elijah Dukes. The bullpen let the Nationals build their lead, and the Dodgers' slumping offense never managed to come up with a rally.
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Series at a glance:
LAD
LA Dodgers (65-69)
Lost 7
Washington 11, LA Dodgers 2   WSH
Washington (49-85)
Won 3
August 28, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
LA Dodgers
2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   2 5 0
Washington
5 0 0 0 2 1 1 2 X   11 13 0
Standings thru 8/28/08  |  Recap: LAD | WSH  |  Gameday  |  Dodgers stats  |  Nationals stats
LA Dodgers AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Kemp, CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .290
Ethier, RF 3 1 1 0 1 1 0 .278
Ramirez, M, LF 4 1 1 2 0 1 1 .315
Kent, 2B 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 .277
  Beimel, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Loney, 1B 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 .300
Blake, 3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 3 .283
Ardoin, C 4 0 1 0 0 0 3 .237
Berroa, SS 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 .215
Kershaw, P 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .048
  Johnson, Ja, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Sweeney, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .141
  Troncoso, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Pierre, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .276
  Wade, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  DeWitt, 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .256
Totals 32 2 5 2 3 6 11  

a-Struck out for Johnson, Ja in the 4th. b-Grounded out for Troncoso in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Blake (34, Lannan).
HR: Ramirez, M (27, 1st inning off Lannan, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Ramirez, M 4; Ardoin; Blake 2; Ethier; Loney.
RBI: Ramirez, M 2 (91).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ardoin; Sweeney; Blake.
Team RISP: 0-for-5.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Kemp (Guzman, C at 2nd base).
DP: (Berroa-Kent-Loney).

 
Washington AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Hernandez, A, 2B 5 1 2 0 0 1 1 .429
Guzman, C, SS 5 2 4 3 0 0 1 .303
Zimmerman, 3B 5 2 3 1 0 0 1 .272
Milledge, CF 3 1 0 0 1 2 2 .259
Belliard, 1B 4 1 1 1 1 0 3 .274
Dukes, RF 3 3 2 4 1 0 1 .270
  Langerhans, RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .241
Harris, LF 3 0 1 2 1 0 1 .253
Nieves, C 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .250
Lannan, P 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 .026
  a-Orr, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .232
  Mock, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Boone, PH 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .250
  Colome, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 35 11 13 11 5 6 13  

a-Lined out for Lannan in the 6th. b-Walked for Mock in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Zimmerman 2 (18, Kershaw, Beimel), Guzman, C (29, Troncoso).
3B: Guzman, C (4, Beimel).
HR: Guzman, C (6, 1st inning off Kershaw, 0 on, 1 out), Dukes 2 (8, 1st inning off Kershaw, 2 on, 1 out; 7th inning off Wade, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Zimmerman 5; Belliard; Guzman, C 10; Hernandez, A 2; Harris; Dukes 8.
RBI: Guzman, C 3 (39), Belliard (42), Dukes 4 (27), Harris 2 (40), Zimmerman (36).
2-out RBI: Harris 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Milledge; Belliard.
GIDP: Belliard.
Team RISP: 4-for-9.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Dukes (11, 2nd base off Troncoso/Ardoin).

 
LA Dodgers IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Kershaw (L, 2-5) 2.1 5 5 5 3 2 2 4.56
Johnson, Ja 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.44
Troncoso 3.0 5 3 3 1 3 0 4.36
Wade 1.0 1 1 1 0 0 1 2.68
Beimel 1.0 2 2 2 1 1 0 2.37
 
Washington IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Lannan (W, 8-12) 6.0 4 2 2 3 2 1 3.92
Mock 2.0 1 0 0 0 4 0 5.54
Colome 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.92

WP: Mock.
HBP: Loney (by Lannan), Milledge (by Troncoso).
Pitches-strikes: Kershaw 54-30, Johnson, Ja 5-4, Troncoso 59-34, Wade 13-8, Beimel 34-20, Lannan 110-66, Mock 33-20, Colome 7-6.
Groundouts-flyouts: Kershaw 3-1, Johnson, Ja 2-0, Troncoso 3-1, Wade 1-1, Beimel 0-2, Lannan 9-4, Mock 1-1, Colome 2-0.
Batters faced: Kershaw 14, Johnson, Ja 2, Troncoso 15, Wade 4, Beimel 6, Lannan 26, Mock 7, Colome 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Johnson, Ja 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Scott Barry. 1B: Sam Holbrook. 2B: Mark Wegner. 3B: Jeff Kellogg.
Weather: 71 degrees, overcast.
Wind: 6 mph, In from CF.
T: 2:55.
Att: 26,338.
Venue: Nationals Park.
August 28, 2008
August 28, 2008

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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