The Washington Nationals dropped the matinee rubber match to the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-3, as All-Star Stephen Strasburg allowed six earned runs on seven hits and a walk over six innings, striking out 10, the eighth time this season he's had double-digit Ks.
Strasburg allowed a two-run homer to least-likely cleanup hitter Justin Turner, then Turner got to the Nats righty for a three-run job in the third. Strasburg settled in to retire 12 of his final 13 hitters, but the offense didn't have much against Dodgers lefty rookie Julio Urias and an unending parade of relievers.
Trea Turner was a bright spot, turning a routine infield grounder into a single and eventually scoring, plus pulling off a double-steal with Michael Taylor.
Another highlight was the second MLB appearance from young rookie reliever Koda Glover, who recorded his first big league strikeout in another scoreless inning, after his Wednesday night debut, a four-pitch 1-2-3 inning. Glover, a 2015 eighth round draft pick, marched through three minor league levels (10.3 K/9, 2.8 BB/9 in 45.1 IP in Potomac, Harrisburg and Syracuse this season) to help out the bullpen.
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