Dodgers Highlights: AJ Pollock, Max Muncy Make It Rain On Nationals
AJ Pollock
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Rain brought an early finish but not before the Los Angeles Dodgers came up with timely hitting in five-inning victory over the Washington Nationals that extended their winning streak to six games.

Before delivering for the Dodgers with his bat, AJ Pollock made a web gem of a catch at the warning track in left-center field. Upon seeing the catch, Tony Gonsolin held up his arms in triumph on the pitcher’s mound.

Pollock’s fun resumed in the fifth inning, when he hit a game-tying solo shot to left field off Nationals starter Patrick Corbin. The homer was Pollock’s sixth of the season.

Later that inning, Max Muncy broke the game open with a no-doubt grand slam to right. That was the second grand slam of Muncy’s career and the Dodgers’ seventh of the year. Muncy has now hit 18 home runs and has slugged one in three consecutive games.

The rain created a sense of urgency for the Dodgers, who were playing catch-up for much of the game after falling behind in the first inning and again in the fourth. Both Pollock’s and Muncy’s home runs came at very opportune times.

“There was,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said when asked if the grand slam gave the team a sense of victory. “We’ve been part of weather here and kind of seen what’s behind it, more cells, so having a considerable lead like that, we felt good about it.”

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