Dodgers defeat Nationals 10-1 behind Tyler Anderson’s eight shutout innings

Dodgers starting pitcher Tyler Anderson throws during the first inning against the Washington Nationals on Monday.
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Tyler Anderson goes perfect over 5 1/3 innings and dominates Washington Nationals hitters to lead the Dodgers to a 10-1 victory.

Final: Dodgers beat Nationals 10-1 behind Tyler Anderson’s eight shutout innings

Phil Bickford gave up a run in the ninth, but it did little to tamper the Dodgers dominant display Monday against the Nationals.

Tyler Anderson threw eight shutout innings.

Trea Turner had three RBIs in his return to DC. Mookie Betts and Freddie Freeman also drove in two runs each to help the Dodgers score double-digit runs for the fifth time this year.

The Dodgers are now 28-13.

Final: Dodgers 10, Nationals 1


Tyler Anderson lifted after eight shutout innings

Tyler Anderson won’t get the chance to complete his shutout.

After 101 pitches, the left-hander was replaced by Phil Bickford to begin the ninth.

His final line: 8 innings, 0 runs, 5 hits, 0 walks, 8 strikeouts.

It’s the third time Anderson has pitched eight shutout innings in his career.

End 8th: Dodgers lead 10-0


Tyler Anderson loses perfect game bid in the sixth; Trea Turner exits game

There won’t be history made tonight.

With one out in the sixth inning, Tyler Anderson lost his perfect game bid, with César Hernández hitting a double to become the Nationals first baserunner of the night.

Anderson gave up a single in the next at-bat, but then escaped the jam by getting Lane Thomas to rolling into an inning-ending double-play.

The Dodgers continued to pad their lead in the top half of the frame, scoring three more runs including two on a Trea Turner single.

However, Turner left the game between innings. He was replaced by Hanser Alberto, who took over at second base. Gavin Lux shifted to shortstop.

End 6th: Dodgers lead 9-0


Tyler Anderson remains perfect through five innings ... but rain could be on the way

Tyler Anderson’s perfect game bid is still intact through five innings, after he once again retired the side in order. He also picked up his fifth strikeout of the night.

Anderson’s pitch count is in good shape, currently at 50.

However, the weather could pose a problem if he keeps his perfect game bid going.

The forecast says it should start raining in the next half-hour — and doesn’t show much sign of letting up later in the night.

The Dodgers offense, meanwhile, tacked on a run in the top of the fifth on a Cody Bellinger RBI double.

End 5th: Dodgers lead 6-0


Tyler Anderson perfect through four innings

While the Dodgers lineup has built an early lead, the Nationals offense has yet to produce a baserunner.

Through four innings, Dodgers starter Tyler Anderson has been perfect, retiring all 12 batters he’s faced, including four via strikeout.

End 4th: Dodgers lead 5-0


Dodgers benefit from two dropped balls by Juan Soto to extend lead

Juan Soto dropped two balls in right field in the fourth inning that led to three Dodgers runs.

The first one was a difficult play, with Soto trying to leap at the wall on a deep drive by Chris Taylor. Soto got his glove to it, but couldn’t haul it in, leading to an RBI triple.

Two batters later, Mookie Betts hit a fly ball to right. Soto drifted back too far, then tried to come in at the last second. He got his glove to it again, but couldn’t complete the catch. It was initially ruled a double for Betts, and led to two more Dodgers runs.

Mid 4th: Dodgers lead 5-0


Dodgers strike for two early runs as Mookie Betts extends scoring streak

Trea Turner marked his return to Nationals Park with an RBI in his first at-bat, hitting a run-scoring gorunder after Mookie Betts and Freddie Freeman led the game off with a single and double, respectively.

Will Smith doubled the lead two batters later with an RBI single.

For Betts, the run scored made it 11 straight games in which he’s crossed the plate. That’s one shy of the LA franchise record set by Rafael Furcal.

End 1st: Dodgers lead 2-0


Trea Turner and Daniel Hudson honored with tribute videos in return to DC

Trea Turner and Daniel Hudson were both honored in a pregame tribute video at Nationals Park in their first trip back to Washington since being traded last year.

They both tipped their cap to an ovation from the crowd.

Turner talked to reporters about his homecoming before the game, reflecting fondly on his time with the Nationals.

“When you look back and think about what you’ve been through and where you come from, it’s definitely special,” Turner said. “I’m not out here crying. I don’t feel emotional about it. But it’s just who I am, just trying to take it moment by moment.”

Turner spent the first seven years of his MLB career with the Nationals. Hudson was with the Nationals from 2019 to 2021. They were both key parts of the club’s 2019 World Series title.


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