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Dodgers can't sweep Nationals after Ryan Zimmerman's three-run homer changes ...

The evening unraveled in an instant, the chance for a sweep disappearing in the vapor trail of Washington Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman’s game-changing home run.

Stripling (3-5) relieved Hyun-Jin Ryu, who struck out five batters in 4 2/3 scoreless innings before losing command of the strike zone.

Stripling finds himself among a handful of right-handed pitchers — a group that includes Josh Fields, Pedro Baez, Kenta Maeda and rookie Walker Buehler — vying for spots in the bullpen for the playoffs.

The deficit expanded after Buehler gave up a run in the seventh inning and Josh Ravin surrendered two homers, including a solo shot by Zimmerman, in the eighth.

In his first five starts since coming off the disabled list last month, Strasburg gave up only two runs and struck out 41 batters in 35 innings.

READ MORE (Los Angeles Times)

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  • Hyun-Jin Ryu pitches well but not deep and Dodgers bullpen takes heat in 7-1 lossOCRegister
  • Ryan Zimmerman homers twice to beat DodgersTrue Blue LA
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  • Washington Nationals' righty AJ Cole keeps it close in Nats' 3-2 loss to LA ...Federal Baseball

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