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Nationals drop series opener to Padres


washington nationalsThe Washington Nationals don’t do well with teams from the Left Coast, even on the Right Coast.

San Diego got two homers from Matt Kemp in a 5-3 win over the Nats on Friday night, sending Washington to its third loss in four games on its current homestand.

Tanner Roark (9-6, 3.05 ERA, 1.17 ERA) took the loss, giving up five runs on four hits in five innings of work, striking out four and walking two.

Jayson Werth (.247/.341/.421, 12 HR, 42 RBI) and Daniel Murphy (.348/.387/.612, 19 HR, 70 RBI) each homered for Washington (57-40).

Kemp had two homers, his 21st and 22nd, and drove in four runs for San Diego (42-55), which has now won three straight against Washington.



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