Nationals' Bryce Harper sits against Dodgers with sore knee

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.

Harper is hitting .333 with 69 RBIs and 29 home runs.