Dodgers' Rich Hill: Beats Nats for 10th win

Hill (10-8) earned the win Saturday, allowing just one hit -- a solo homer -- over five innings against the Nationals. He struck out seven and issued two walks.

He was lifted for a pinch hitter after a mere 74 pitches, but manager Dave Roberts told Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register after the game that Hill's early exit was not due to any sort of physical issue. Rather, Roberts simply wanted to try to extend the Dodgers' lead with two runners on and one out in the frame. Hill has now allowed at least one homer in nine consecutive starts, but with a 60:15 K:BB in that span, he's been able to minimize the damage. Assuming the Dodgers stick with a six-man rotation, Hill will face the Giants at home his next time out.

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