National League Game Summary - Washington at Los Angeles|
(Sunday, April 29th)
Final Score: Los Angeles 2, Washington 0
Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - Chris Capuano struck out nine over 6 2/3
scoreless innings, as the Los Angeles Dodgers completed a three-game sweep of
the Washington Nationals with a 2-0 decision on Sunday.
James Loney knocked in both runs for the Dodgers, while Capuano (3-0) gave up
just three hits and two walks in the win.
Kenley Jansen walked two in the ninth but struck out the other three batters
he faced to record his second save of the year.
Despite setting a new Nationals record for consecutive scoreless innings at 25
and otherwise pitching well, Gio Gonzalez (2-1) was the tough-luck loser. He
allowed both runs on three hits and five walks with seven strikeouts.
Washington was swept for the first time this season and has dropped four
straight for the first time since losing six in a row from August 23-28, 2011.
Solid defense contributed to a pitchers' duel early, including when Nationals
prospect Bryce Harper, called up before Saturday's tilt, saved a run in the
bottom of the fourth with a leaping grab against the right-center field wall.
Another premier Washington prospect, Tyler Moore, was recalled prior to the
game and was in the starting lineup. He led off the fifth by dropping a single
into the gap in right for his first major-league hit.
But Gonzalez got a bit wild in the sixth, and LA got to him. He walked Matt
Kemp, Andre Ethier and Juan Uribe with one out, and Loney's bloop single broke
the scoreless tie, bringing home Kemp and Ethier.
Jansen opened the ninth with six consecutive balls and put Adam LaRoche
aboard, but came back to strike out Xavier Nady and then fanned Chad Tracy.
After a long at-bat by Harper resulted in a free pass, Jansen got Jesus Flores
to strike out swinging to end the game.
Moore replaced veteran infielder Mark DeRosa, who was placed on the 15-day
disabled list retroactive to April 28 with a left oblique strain prior to the
game...Washington's last series sweep was at Cincinnati from August 26-28,
2011...Los Angeles travels to Colorado for a three-game set beginning
Monday...Washington returns home after a six-game West Coast swing when it
hosts Arizona for three contests beginning Tuesday.
04/29 19:28:49 ET