The Nationals opened the game against Chad Billingsley with a walk, a HBP, and a single, causing Bills to get a visit from the dugout. Then the next batter singled in a run with the Nationals' second hit of the game. and things weren't looking too good, two hits and none out in the first.
But that was the last hit the Nationals got for the rest of the game. Bills struck out the side in the first and then went seven strong innings with 10 Ks to thoroughly befuddle the Nationals. And when PH Alex Cora came in to face Kenley Jansen in the eighth, it was more of the same; no hits for Jansen (1 K) and none for Javy Guerra into the ninth (2 Ks).
The Dodgers win thanks to some smart base running from Matt Kemp to score from first on an Aaron Miles 2-RBI single (making it 2-1 Dodgers). The Dodgers added a third run on a cheapie when James Loney, with the bases juiced and one out, should have GIDPed but reached first on a bad throw from Nats SS Ian Desmond, allowing Rafael Furcal (who had walked) to score from third and Loney to reach first safely.
Dodgers win the rubber match which may have had something to do with the fact Juan Uribe did not play today. No time to breathe however as the Rockies roll into town starting tomorrow.