WASHINGTON (AP) -- Stephen Strasburg pitched four-hit ball for
seven sharp innings and Jesus Flores homered, leading the
Washington Nationals over the Atlanta Braves 2-0 on Saturday.
Strasburg (6-1) completed seven shutout innings for the first
time in his major league career. He opened the game with a
flourish, striking out the first four Braves batters.
Strasburg struck out nine, walked none and threw 90 pitches.
Twice he gave up singles and then induced double-play grounders.
Sean Burnett allowed two singles in a scoreless eighth and Tyler
Clippard pitched a perfect ninth for his fourth save in fifth
Brandon Beachy (5-4) allowed just three hits in 6 1-3 innings.
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