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Hiroki Kuroda Starts As Dodgers Open Four-Game Series With Nationals

Hiroki Kuroda and the Dodgers lost 7-2 to John Lannan and the Nationals on July 22.

The Los Angeles Dodgers look to start another winning streak on Monday, as they open a four-game series against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park in Washington DC. For the second consecutive week, the Dodgers won all their games heading into Sunday, only to lose their final game of the week. The Dodgers lost to the Atlanta Braves 4-3 on Sunday in Atlanta.

As it stands, the Dodgers have won six of their last seven games and 11 of their last 13 games, and they are 7-1 in their last eight road games. Hiroki Kuroda gets the Labor Day start for the Dodgers looking for his fifth straight win. After nearly three months of not getting much run support, Kuroda has had several runs scored for him of late. Kuroda received 31 total runs of support in a 15-start stretch from June 3 to August 8, but Kuroda has received 32 runs of support in his last four outings.

John Lannan gets the start for the Nationals, in a rematch of a July 22 battle at Dodger Stadium. Lannan hit a two-run home run off Kuroda in that game, a close 3-2 affair until Jerry Hairston Jr. hit a ninth-inning grand slam to blow the game open.

The Nationals have lose 10 of their last 12 games.

Monday morning's 10:05 a.m. PDT game will be televised by Prime Ticket. For more Dodgers news and information, be sure to read True Blue LA.