Morse homers twice, Nationals defeat Dodgers



WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael Morse hit two of Washington’s four homers and John Lannan pitched into the sixth inning to help the Nationals beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-2 on Monday.

Morse, Ian Desmond and Jayson Werth all went deep in the first inning as Washington grabbed a 4-1 lead. The Nationals had dropped 10 of 12, while the Dodgers came in winners of 11 of 13.

All four homers — Morse hit No. 26 in the sixth inning — came against Hiroki Kuroda (11-15), who entered with a career-high four-game winning streak. The right-hander had a season-high nine strikeouts, but gave up five runs and eight hits.