Dodgers at .500

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It took a while and hasn’t happened since the first week, but the Dodgers (10-10) are at .500 after beating Washington two of three games this past weekend at the Stadium.

Corey Seager, who doubled and scored run, had a sacrifice fly, Cody Bellinger added a run-producing double and Yasmani Grandal, who scored a run, had a two-run double that paced the Blue Crew to a 4-3 victory on Sunday.

Hyun-Jin Ryu (3-0) was effective during Saturday’s 4-0 blanking after working seven innings with two hits allowed along with eight strikeouts and three walks.

Joc Pederson (two hits), who celebrated his 26th birthday, swatted a one-out solo homer in the second inning.

Enrique Hernandez cracked a two-out solo shot in the seventh and Bellinger ripped a two-run bomb in the eighth.

The Nationals took Friday’s encounter 5-2 as Max Scherzer outdueled Clayton Kershaw.

Scherzer (4-1) struck out nine with three walks and four hits with one run over six frames.

Kershaw (1-3) went seven innings while giving up nine hits and four runs with four strikeouts and no walks.

The Blue Crew knocked off San Diego 13-4 at Petco Park on Wednesday as Seager garnered four hits including two doubles and drove in three with a run scored.

On Tuesday, the Boys of Summer sideswiped the Padres 7-3 in 12 innings with Grandal hitting a two-run double in the 12th and Kyle Farmer tossing in a two-run double in the same inning.

Matt Kemp belted a two-run home run in the first and added a sacrifice fly in the fifth.

The Dodgers routed the Padres 10-3 on Monday as Ryu surrendered three hits and two runs with nine strikeouts and no walks in six innings.

Grandal wacked a grand slam in the ninth and had a run-scoring double in the second while Kemp (two hits) lined a three-run blast in the third inning.


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