Bellinger stars as Dodgers top Nats again
WASHINGTON — Cody Bellinger hit his 38th homer to match the National League singleseason record for rookies, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Washington Nationals 3-2 on Saturday to inch closer to the NL West title.
Chase Utley had two doubles and scored twice to help the Dodgers reduce their magic number to win the division to five. Los Angeles also moved seven games ahead of the Nationals in the race to secure home-field advantage throughout the NL playoffs.
Los Angeles has won four straight since dropping 11 in a row. The winning streak includes the first two games of this series, which concludes Sunday.
Anthony Rendon homered for the Nationals, who have lost four of five since clinching the NL East last Sunday.