The Los Angeles Dodgers completed their weekend sweep of the Washington Nationals with a 2-0 victory on Sunday afternoon at Dodger Stadium. Chris Capuano pitched scoreless ball into the seventh for his third win of the season, and Kenley Jansen closed out the victory for his second save of the season.
The game was scoreless until the bottom of the sixth inning, when Gio Gonzalez suddenly got wild. Gonzalez to that point had a 25-inning scoreless streak, but issued consecutive one-out walks to Matt Kemp, Andre Ethier, and Juan Uribe. That set the stage for James Loney, who served a two-strike curve ball into left field for a two-run single and a 2-0 Dodgers lead.
Capuano struck out nine while allowing just three hits and two walks, pitching 6 2/3 innings for his third win of the season. Josh Lindblom recorded four outs to get the ball to Kenley Jansen, who pitched over struggling closer Javy Guerra on Sunday because Jansen was "the freshest arm," per manager Don Mattingly after the game.
After the game, the Dodgers optioned pitcher Nathan Eovaldi to Double A Chattanooga. Eovaldi was recalled on Friday but didn't pitch in any of the three games against the Nationals.
The Dodgers head to Colorado to battle the Rockies at Coors Field for the start of a six-game road trip. Aaron Harang starts Monday for the Dodgers, facing Juan Nicasio of the Rockies.
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