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MLB Saturday scores, highlights, updates, news: Dodgers maintain winning ways

One of the final regular-season Saturdays features a full slate of 15 games, including six of the day game variety. Keep it here and we’ll keep you updated on all the latest scores and happenings.

Final scores


  • Los Angeles Dodgers
    3,
    Washington Nationals
    2 (box score)

  • Houston Astros
     8, 
    Seattle Mariners
     6 (box score)

  • Chicago Cubs
     4, 
    St. Louis Cardinals
     1 (box score)

  • Baltimore Orioles
     at 
    New York Yankees
     (GameTracker)

  • Cincinnati Reds
     2, 
    Pittsburgh Pirates
     1 (box score)

  • Cleveland Indians
     8, 
    Kansas City Royals
     4 (box score)

  • Chicago White Sox
     at 
    Detroit Tigers
     (GameTracker)

  • Boston Red Sox
     at 
    Tampa Bay Rays
     (GameTracker)

  • Oakland Athletics
     at 
    Philadelphia Phillies
     (GameTracker)

  • Toronto Blue Jays
     at 
    Minnesota Twins
     (GameTracker)

  • Milwaukee Brewers
     at 
    Miami Marlins
     (GameTracker)

  • New York Mets
     at 
    Atlanta Braves
     (GameTracker)

  • San Diego Padres
     at 
    Colorado Rockies
    , 8:10 p.m. ET (GameTracker)

  • Arizona Diamondbacks
     at 
    San Francisco Giants
    , 9:05 p.m. ET (GameTracker)

  • Texas Rangers
     at 
    Los Angeles Angels
    , 9:07 p.m. ET (GameTracker)  

Dodgers top Nationals again

The Dodgers haven’t done much winning lately, but it seems like they might be back on track. On Saturday, they took the second of a three-game set against the Nationals, thereby ensuring a series win in a possible NLCS preview.

Unlike Friday’s 7-0 victory, Saturday’s win was a tight 3-2 affair. The Dodgers received a solid start from
Rich Hill
, who held the Nationals to one run (an
Anthony Rendon
homer) over five innings. That was the only hit Hill allowed, though he did walk two batters. He also struck out seven before giving way to the bullpen.


Josh Fields
,
Brandon Morrow
,
Ross Stripling
,
Tony Watson
, and
Kenley Jansen
combined for four innings, over which they allowed three hits and a run while striking out two and maintaining the lead.

Offensively, the Dodgers were paced by
Chase Utley
and
Cody Bellinger
, or the right side of their infield. Utley and Bellinger notched two hits apiece, with Bellinger also driving in two of the Dodgers’ runs — one via his 38th home run of the season, another on a single to left.

Quick hits

  • The Padres’ competitive hopes are officially dashed for the season, but manager Andy Green provides reason for hope.
  • The Reds won’t pitch rookie right-hander

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