WASHINGTON — Jose Lobaton snapped the Nationals’s offensive dry spell hitting a three-run home run against the Dodgers in Game 2 of the NLDS on Sunday.
The Nationals were trailing 2-0 and had left eight runners on base by the bottom of the fourth inning.
Lobaton arrived at the plate to face Dodgers starter Rich Hill with two outs and two runners on base, Daniel Murphy, who walked, and Danny Espinosa, who was hit by a pitch for the second time on the day.
Hill hung a 1-1 curveball over the center of the plate, which Lobaton drove deep into left field, giving the Nationals their first lead of the game.
Tanner Roark popped out to end the inning.