Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper Batting Seventh, Playing Left Field Tonight In Los Angeles.
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The Dodgers won Friday night over the Nationals, but it was a close one. The Dodgers beat the Nationals 3-2 but Danny Espinosa nearly tied the game with a home run down the right field line in the top of the ninth inning.
Clayton Kershaw pitched his longest outing of the season Friday night, and the Dodgers held on to beat the Nationals 3-2 at Dodger Stadium. Though the Dodgers once led 3-0, the game turned into a nailbiter with a few close calls at the end.
As the Dodgers open their series with the Washington Nationals, the talk of Dodger Stadium - well, aside from Bryce Harper being on his way - was injuries. Javy Guerra no longer has a swollen jaw, and outside of a slight headache on Thursday he has passed every test with flying colors, including a CAT scan.
As expected the Dodgers have recalled pitcher Nathan Eovaldi from Double A Chattanooga before Friday night's game with the Washington Nationals. Eovaldi will replace Michael Antonini, who was optioned back to Triple A Albuquerque. Bryce Harper will debut Saturday
Matt Kemp's home run on Wednesday against the Braves made him the fastest to 10 home runs in Dodgers franchise history. Kemp needed just 19 team games to reach double figures, beating Roy Campanella (1953) by two games. There have been nine players in Dodgers history to hit 10 home runs by game number 30
The teams with the two best records in the National League face off this weekend at Dodger Stadium, beginning Friday night with Clayton Kershaw and the Los Angeles Dodgers hosting Ross Detwiler and the Washington Nationals.