WASHINGTON -AP- Alex Wood threw six shutout innings, Corey Seager hit a three-run homer during a five-run second and the Los Angeles Dodgers' rebound continued with a 7-0 win over the Washington Nationals on Friday.
Wood (15-3) allowed three hits with eight strikeouts and one walk for Los Angeles, which has won three in a row after losing 11 consecutive games and 16 of 17.
The teams entered the highly anticipated three-game series having clinched playoff berths and owning the top two records in the National League.
 
Wood, Dodgers bats overpower Nationals 7-0
 
The Dodgers lowered their magic number to clinch the NL West to six.
Justin Turner and Yasiel Puig homered in the Dodgers' first Washington appearance since winning Game 5 of the NL Division Series last October.
The NL East champion Nationals fell six games back of Los Angeles in the chase for home-field advantage in the playoffs.
Relievers Pedro Baez and Brock Stewart kept the shutout intact against the NL's top-scoring team.
The Dodgers scored all seven runs over the first three innings against Edwin Jackson (5-6).
Turner hit his 20th homer of the season in the first. Los Angeles battered Jackson for four extra-base hits in the second, starting with Puig's solo homer and ending with Seager's 3-run blast to center.
Andre Ethier was credited with a RBI ground-rule double in the second. His fly ball bounced into the stands after right fielder Jayson Werth lost track of its flight. Chase Utley had a run-scoring groundout in the third.
Jackson only lasted 2 1/3 innings, surrendering seven runs and six hits in his third consecutive loss.
Wood also entered with back-to-back losses as his breakout season took a wrong turn during the Dodgers' slide. The All-Star left-hander had allowed nine runs in 11 innings over his previous two starts.
Wood struck out All-Star Daniel Murphy three times, including in the third with two outs and two runners on.
 

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