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Dodgers extend winning streak to four with 3-2 victory over Nationals

Dodgers extend winning streak to four with 3-2 victory over Nationals

The solution lurked beneath their noses, but as the Dodgers meandered through a 1-16 skid earlier this month, the group attempted a series of stunts to exorcise their demons.

Yu Darvish sprinkled salt in the Dodger Stadium dugout. Adrian Gonzalez carried the lineup out before one game. Someone stashed a statue of Jobu, the voodoo doll from “Major League,” in the bat rack. The clubhouse attendants served as bat boys. A member of the training staff took a fastball in the ribs as a motivational ploy.

None of the tricks worked. The answer resided inside their clubhouse, in the explosive bat of rookie sensation Cody Bellinger, in the depth of their lineup, in the stoutness of their...

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