Nationals at the plate: The Nationals tied the score at 3 in the bottom of the third off right-hander Justin Orenduff. Jesus Flores scored on a wild pitch, while Lastings Milledge drove in two runs with a single to left field.
Dodgers on the mound: Right-hander Esteban Loaiza pitched two shutout innings, while Orenduff gave up three runs in one-third of an inning.
Nationals on the mound: Chico lasted three innings and gave up three runs on four hits. Balester pitched three innings and gave up two runs.
Grapefruit League records: Dodgers 2-3, Nationals 2-4-1.
Up next: Washington travels to Jupiter Fla. to play the Cardinals on Wednesday afternoon. Game time is at 1:05 p.m. ET. The last time these two teams met was on Monday with the Nats winning, 3-2, in Viera, Fla.
On Wednesday, Washington left-hander John Lannan will face St. Louis right-hander Mike Parisi.
The Dodgers go to Port St. Lucie, Fla., to play the Mets on Wednesday afternoon. Game time is at 10:05 a.m. PT. Los Angeles right-hander Brad Penny will face New York left-hander Johan Santana.
Bill Ladson is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.