Edwin Jackson

Sparked by Corey Seager's home run and Alex Wood's pitching, Dodgers trounce Nationals

Sparked by Corey Seager's home run and Alex Wood's pitching, Dodgers trounce Nationals

The baseball flew off Corey Seager’s bat, clearing the center-field fence at Nationals Park. The three-run homer functioned as a message. After three weeks of ineptitude, with a 7-0 victory over the Washington Nationals the Dodgers offered a reminder of who is favored to represent the National League in the World Series next month.

The missive went to both Washington, a potential second-round playoff opponent, and to their own clubhouse. A 1-16 skid dented the confidence of a club storming toward 100 victories. A three-game winning streak does not undo all the harm. But it doesn’t hurt.

“That felt more like us,” Seager said.

The victory trimmed the Dodgers’ magic...

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