Time machine: Adrian homers twice, 18 hours apart

First baseman goes yard in sixth after two-run shot in 4th inning of suspended game

Time machine: Adrian homers twice, 18 hours apart

WASHINGTON -- Eighteen hours after Adrian Gonzalez pounded his first home run in Friday's suspended series opener between the Dodgers and Nationals, Los Angeles' first baseman smashed a solo shot that just cleared the left-field wall to tie the game at 3 on Saturday.

The Dodgers went on to lose, 5-3, after Matt den Dekker's eighth-inning home run off Pedro Baez. Friday night's game was suspended after the fifth inning as a result of issues with the lighting system at Nationals Park.

The game resumed in the top of the sixth inning and Gonzalez, batting second, hit his 20th home run of the year. It marked the 19th multi-home run game of his career and the second this season -- the first was a three-blast showing on April 8 against the Padres.

"Adrian kind of takes [the pressure] off of us right away," Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. "He gets that home run and ties the game for us, so now it's just a game that you're tied in the sixth. From there, we're back to square quick."

The last time a player homered in both segments of a suspended game was Joe Carter on May 3-4, 1996, according to ESPN Stats & Info.

Gonzalez leads the National League in RBIs (296) since he joined the Dodgers on Aug. 25, 2012.

Jacob Emert is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.