Dodgers on the mound:
In his second start, Hiroki Kuroda overcame two walks to pitch two scoreless innings. Minor Leaguer Clayton Kershaw allowed a home run to Jimenez and loaded the bases on two bad-hop hits and a hit batter, but he struck out the side in his one-inning Dodgers debut. Yhency Brazoban, returning from shoulder surgery, struck out two in one perfect inning.
Nationals on the mound:
Jason Bergmann allowed two solo homers in two innings. Charlie Manning allowed one run in two innings. Dennis Tankersley pitched two scoreless innings.
Grapefruit League records:
Dodgers 2-4-1; Nationals 3-4-1.
Brad Penny, the leading candidate to be the Dodgers' Opening Day starter, and non-roster candidate for fifth starter Chan Ho Park are scheduled to face new Mets ace Johan Santana at Port St. Lucie on Wednesday.
Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.