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WASHINGTON (AP) — Coming into their series with Washington fresh from an off day, the Los Angeles Dodgers wanted to get into the Nationals’ bullpen early.

Everything seemed to be going according to plan after Washington starter Aníbal Sánchez needed 31 pitches to get through a shaky first inning, but the veteran settled down and the Dodgers had to go to Plan B.

Manager Dave Roberts stuck with his lefty bats against lefty pitching once Sánchez was gone, and then Justin Turner delivered the decisive blow.

Turner hit a three-run homer with two outs in the eighth and Los Angeles beat the Nationals 4-2 on Friday night to open a three-game series between NL

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