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Recap: Matt den Dekker Tops Adrian Gonzalez With Go-Ahead Home Run



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The Los Angeles Dodgers and Washington Nationals reported earlier than expected Saturday as they first needed to resume and complete their matchup from Friday night that was suspended after three issues with the lighting at Nationals Park.

Justin Turner led off the sixth inning with Tanner Roark still on the mound for the Nationals. After striking out Turner, Roark gave up a solo home run to Adrian Gonzalez, who went to the opposite field for his second homer of the game. Andre Ethier and Yasiel Puig both made solid contact against Roark, but each lined out.

With the score tied at 3-3, Chin-hui Tsao bounced back from allowing a go-ahead two-run home run in the fifth inning Friday night. Tsao retired the side in order, ending the sixth on a strikeout. Aaron Barrett took over the Nationals in the seventh and retired the first two batters faced, including pinch-hitter Alex Guerrero.

Joc Pederson reached on an error by shortstop Ian Desmond, who came up empty on a backhanded stop attempt. Pederson capitalized by making an aggressive turn around first base and sliding into second just ahead of the throw. Nothing came of it however, as Howie Kendrick was unable to check his swing and struck out to end the inning.

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