LOS ANGELES (AP) Bryce Harper is out of the Washington Nationals' starting lineup against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The outfielder banged his left knee while making a sliding catch in the third inning of the Nationals' 8-3 victory Monday night, but stayed in the game.

Manager Matt Williams says Harper is being held out of Tuesday night's game as a precautionary measure, although he's available to pinch-hit.

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