Turner's late blast helps Dodgers beat Nationals 4-2

Los Angeles Dodgers' Cody Bellinger singles in the first inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Friday, July 26, 2019, in Washing...
Los Angeles Dodgers' Joc Pederson, left, slides past Washington Nationals catcher Kurt Suzuki for a run on Cody Bellinger's single in the first inning...
Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu, of South Korea, delivers to the Washington Nationals in the second inning of a baseball game, Frida...
Washington Nationals starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez throws to the Los Angeles Dodgers in the second inning of a baseball game, Friday, July 26, 2019,...
Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu, of South Korea, throws to the Washington Nationals in the third inning of a baseball game, Friday, ...
Fans hold signs for Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu, of South Korea, in the first inning of a baseball game between the Dodgers and ...
Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu, of South Korea, throws to the Washington Nationals in the first inning of a baseball game, Friday, ...
Washington Nationals starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez, center, gathers on the mound with teammates and pitching coach Paul Menhart, second from left, a...
Los Angeles Dodgers' Justin Turner, right, celebrates with teammate Joc Pederson in front of Washington Nationals catcher Kurt Suzuki, back left, afte...
Washington Nationals relief pitcher Kyle Barraclough walks off the field after the top of the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles...
Los Angeles Dodgers' Justin Turner watches his three-run home run in the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Friday, Ju...

Los Angeles Dodgers' Cody Bellinger singles in the first inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Friday, July 26, 2019, in Washing...

Los Angeles Dodgers' Joc Pederson, left, slides past Washington Nationals catcher Kurt Suzuki for a run on Cody Bellinger's single in the first inning...

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu, of South Korea, delivers to the Washington Nationals in the second inning of a baseball game, Frida...

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez throws to the Los Angeles Dodgers in the second inning of a baseball game, Friday, July 26, 2019,...

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu, of South Korea, throws to the Washington Nationals in the third inning of a baseball game, Friday, ...

Fans hold signs for Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu, of South Korea, in the first inning of a baseball game between the Dodgers and ...

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu, of South Korea, throws to the Washington Nationals in the first inning of a baseball game, Friday, ...

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez, center, gathers on the mound with teammates and pitching coach Paul Menhart, second from left, a...

Los Angeles Dodgers' Justin Turner, right, celebrates with teammate Joc Pederson in front of Washington Nationals catcher Kurt Suzuki, back left, afte...

Washington Nationals relief pitcher Kyle Barraclough walks off the field after the top of the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles...

Los Angeles Dodgers' Justin Turner watches his three-run home run in the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Friday, Ju...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justin Turner hit a two-out, three-run homer in the eighth inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Washington Nationals 4-2 on Friday night to open a three-game series.

After the Nationals had retired 22 straight batters, reliever Tony Sipp (1-2) walked Joc Pederson and then gave up a single to Alex Verdugo before exiting with two outs in the eighth. Kyle Barraclough, who was recalled earlier on Friday from Double-A, came in and immediately gave up the Turner blast to center field. Turner has 15 homers this season.

Joe Kelly (4-3) retired Anthony Rendon to end the seventh while Kenley Jansen walked home a run before striking out Howie Kendrick with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth to earn his 25th save of the season.

Nationals starter Aníbal Sánchez retired the final 20 batters he faced. Sánchez struck out six, while allowing one run on three hits.

Dodgers starter Hyun-Jin Ryu allowed eight hits and one earned run in 6 2/3 innings.

The NL West leading Dodgers snapped a two-game losing streak, while the Nationals lost back-to-back games for the first time since June 22-23 against Atlanta.

The Dodgers took a 1-0 lead in the first on Cody Bellinger's RBI single into shallow center field. It was the Dodgers' third single of the inning but their last hit until the eighth.

The Nationals tied it at 1-all in the seventh on Adam Eaton's bases-loaded RBI single that scored Victor Robles. Pinch-hitter Gerardo Parra, who reached on a sacrifice bunt and fielding error by Turner, was thrown out at the plate by Alex Verdugo. The Nationals challenged the call and whether catcher Russell Martin had blocked the plate, but the call was upheld after video review.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Dodgers: Los Angeles placed infielder David Freese (left hamstring strain) on the 10-day injured list and added infielder Tyler White to the roster. ... Infielder/outfielder Kiké Hernández (left hand soreness) underwent an MRI on Friday and was available only as a defensive replacement.

Nationals: RHP Max Scherzer had an MRI on his back Friday morning that revealed a mild strain. Scherzer received a stem cell shot and will not throw for two days but hopes to make his next scheduled start on Tuesday against Atlanta. . Barraclough was recalled from Double-A Harrisburg while outfielder Andrew Stevenson was optioned to Triple-A Fresno. Barraclough (right radial nerve irritation) was placed on the 10-day injured list June 16 before being optioned to Harrisburg on July 9 where he made five appearances.

UP NEXT

Dodgers: LHP Clayton Kershaw (8-2, 2.84 ERA) lost his last appearance to the Nationals on April 20, 2018 but posts a lifetime record of 11-3 with a 2.18 ERA in 16 career games against Washington.

Nationals: Washington has yet to name a starter.

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