The Washington Nationals' bats were alive at one point in their game against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the first game of a doubleheader on Thursday, but it was for just one inning. The Nationals scored four runs in the bottom of the third inning, but couldn't get anything going the rest of the game and fell, 7-4.
The Nationals had five hits in the entire game. All five of those hits came in the bottom of the third inning, when they got doubles from Michael Morse and Ryan Zimmerman and a home run from Jayson Werth to tie the score at four. Otherwise, though, they didn't get a base hit the entire game.
The game remained tied going into the ninth inning before Los Angeles erupted for three runs off Drew Storen. Tony Gwynn doubled in two runs, and Dee Gordon singled home another.
Mike MacDougal picked up the win for the Dodgers, while Drew Storen was tagged with the loss.