Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Dodgers snapped their first four-game losing streak this season by shutting out the Washington Nationals Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium. Their shutout victory was the club’s 16th this season, which leads the Majors.

Additionally, the win helped the Dodgers keep pace with the San Francisco Giants and maintain their 2.5-game division lead entering play Wednesday night. Zack Greinke reverted back to his usual self, throwing six scoreless innings with some defensive help from Alberto Callaspo.

Meanwhile Yasiel Puig did the heavy lifting at the plate, putting the Dodgers ahead 2-0 with a home run in the fourth inning and driving in three more on a bases-clearing triple in the fifth. Puig ended the night with five RBIs, which tied a career high he set in just his second career Major League game.

After extending the Dodgers’ lead with his triple, Puig spotted Jimmy Rollins and made sure he was aware of his RBI total, via Ryan Walton:

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