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Adam Dunn Crushes Dodgers 6-3

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Washington Nationals’ slugging first baseman Adam Dunn was a one-man wrecking crew overpowering Clayton Kershaw (L, 10-7) and the Dodgers in their 6-3 loss to the Nationals.

“We gave up too much tonight,” Dodgers manager Joe Torre commented on the loss.

Dunn, claimed off the waiver wires Friday afternoon, may not know for whom he will be hitting homers come next week, but he gave a couple for the Nationals and the Dodgers to remember. After Clayton Kershaw had location problems in the first inning allowing a one-out single to Ian Desmond and a walk to Ryan Zimmerman, Dunn smashed one into the right field box seats to give the Nationals a 3-0 lead.

The third inning was an almost carbon copy of the first inning. This time Desmond got the walk while Zimmerman got the single, and Dunn didn’t get the ball quite as far - it hit the right field foul pole. Nevertheless it was still a 6-0 lead.

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It tied a career high of six RBI in a game for Dunn - he also had six RBI on May 24, 2009 against the Baltimore Orioles at Nationals Park.