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WASHINGTON (AP) - Blisters on the middle finger of his pitching hand are nothing new for veteran Dodgers left-hander Rich Hill, but the latest one is worse than usual and he doesn't know how to solve the problem. Hill threw just two pitches against the Washington Nationals before he was pulled with a recurrence of the blister problem that has already put him on the disabled list twice this season. Manager Dave Roberts says the blister is the worst one he's seen for Hill.

BALTIMORE (AP) - Justify has finished first at the Preakness, galloping to victory in a thick fog and on a sloppy track at Pimlico to keep alive his bid to capture the Triple Crown. With jockey Mike Smith in the saddle, Justify held off seven challengers to remain unbeaten and apparently giving trainer Bob Baffert his record-tying seventh Preakness victory. Bravazo finished second and Tenfold took third in the 1 3/16-mile race.

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Cedric Paquette scored in the opening minute and Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 28 shots to help the Tampa Bay Lightning hold off the Washington Capitals 3-2 in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference final. Ondrej Palat and Ryan Callahan also scored as the home team won for the first time in the best-of-seven matchup. The Lightning took a 3-2 series lead and moved within one victory of advancing the Stanley Cup Final for the second time in four seasons.

WASHINGTON (AP) - Matt Kemp had a pinch-hit, two-run double in the ninth inning, and the Los Angeles Dodgers survived a sterling performance by Max Scherzer to beat the Washington Nationals 5-4 and sweep a day-night doubleheader. Washington led 4-3 entering the ninth, when closer Sean Doolittle came in and allowed singles to Austin Barnes and Logan Forsythe. Kemp then hit a line drive to the wall in left field to score them both. The Dodgers won the first game 4-1.

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