Game 97: Dodgers hand Stephen Strasburg his first loss.

Justin Turner

Justin Turner hit two home runs in the Dodgers’ 6-3 win over the Washington Nationals on Thursday. (Getty Images)

Justin Turner’s two home runs were enough to lift the Dodgers over Stephen Strasburg and the Washington Nationals, 6-3. The box score is here.

The San Francisco Giants didn’t play Thursday, so the Dodgers moved within four games of first place in the National League West for the first time since June 11.

Julio Urías’ fate, in the short term at least, is up in the air.

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About J.P. Hoornstra

J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.