Zack Greinke extends scoreless-inning streak to 43 2/3 against the Washington Nationals.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Zack Greinke extended his streak of consecutive scoreless innings pitched to 43 ⅔ on Sunday against the Nationals. Greinke threw a season-high 119 pitches over eight shutout innings and didn’t allow a runner past first base. He struck out 11, also a season high, allowed three singles and walked one batter.

Orel Hershiser holds the all-time record of 59 consecutive scoreless innings, set with the Dodgers in 1988. He broke the record of 58 set in 1968 by former Dodgers pitcher Don Drysdale. Clayton Kershaw was next up in the franchise record book, with 41 consecutive scoreless innings pitched last summer, until Greinke overtook him today.

Since the major leagues expanded 1961, only three pitchers — Hershiser, Drysdale and Bob Gibson in 1968 — have thrown more consecutive scoreless innings than Greinke.

Prior to Sunday, Brandon Webb‘s 42-inning streak in 2007 was the longest since Hershiser’s.

The Dodgers are leading the Nationals 1-0 in the ninth inning.

Game 92: Clayton Kershaw dominates a long day of baseball.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Three singles and an error separated Clayton Kershaw from pitching a perfect eight innings Saturday. Kershaw was already an All-Star and had already pitched 24 ⅔ scoreless innings coming into the game. So what was this? Just a well-rounded 4-2 win after the Dodgers lost a game earlier in the day. The box score is here.

Brandon Beachy‘s next start is Monday in Atlanta and he’s donwplaying that like a veteran.

Game 91: The Dodgers play three and a half innings, lose, and recall Zach Lee.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Dodgers played the final three and a half innings of one game Saturday morning, and will now play nine innings of another. The box score from the first game — suspended Friday, finished Saturday — is here. The game story is here.

The Dodgers and Nationals were granted permission from MLB to add a 26th player to their roster for the second game. The Nationals added pitcher Taylor Jordan, the Dodgers Zach Lee.
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