Grandal's 3-run homer lifts Dodgers over Nationals 3-2
LOS ANGELES (AP) Yasmani Grandal hit a three-run homer in the eighth inning off Washington starter Tanner Roark, lifting the Los Angeles Dodgers to a come-from-behind 3-2 victory over the Nationals on Tuesday night.
The Dodgers rallied for their season-high fifth straight victory and seventh in their last eight, and will go for the series sweep on Wednesday.
Grandal gave the Dodgers at least one homer in 12 consecutive games for the first time since May 23-June 4, 2002.
Los Angeles trailed 2-0 when Grandal sent a 1-2 pitch into center field, scoring Joc Pederson, who drew a leadoff walk, and Yasiel Puig, whose base hit went off the glove of leaping shortstop Danny Espinosa.
The Nationals lost their fourth straight despite solo homers from Bryce Harper and Espinosa. Roark (6-5) had limited the Dodgers to four hits while equaling his longest outing of the season before serving up Grandal's blast.