• Backup catcher Tim Federowicz got the start behind the plate on Saturday, with Mattingly wanting to give A.J. Ellis a rest ahead of Sunday's day game and with temperatures in Washington well into the 90s.
"We trust Fed," Mattingly said. "We know in August we're gonna be in St. Louis, we're gonna be in Chicago, we're gonna have to play both guys. There was no way A.J. was gonna catch all three here."
• According to ESPN Stats & Info, Ethier now has hit at least one homer to tie a game or put the Dodgers ahead in the ninth inning or later in each of the past seven seasons. He hit four in 2009, and one in each of the other six years.
Ethier's seven go-ahead shots in the ninth inning or later over the past five seasons tie him for the most in the Majors with Kemp, the Orioles' Adam Jones, the A's Chris Young and the Reds' Jay Bruce.