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Nationals pound Roberto Hernandez in 6-4 win over Dodgers
Nationals pound Roberto Hernandez in 6-4 win over Dodgers

The stretch drive called, and the Dodgers kind of yawned. Not exactly the desired response. Not with the San Francisco Giants suddenly hot as a Death Valley Labor Day and the Washington Nationals in town trying to claim best-record status in the National League. The Dodgers and Nationals each started Monday with 77 wins, but by the end of the muggy twilight game only the Nats had increased their win total. The Nationals jumped all over Roberto Hernandez, hammering him for four home runs in a little over four innings to pound out a 6-4 win before a Dodger Stadium crowd of 41,857. And with the first day of September, it is already nervous time. The Dodgers led by five games a week...

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