Strasburg pitches Nationals to 2-1 win over Marlins

MIAMI (AP) - Stephen Strasburg pitched six innings to help the Washington Nationals to a 2-1 victory over the Miami Marlins on Tuesday night.

Daniel Murphy hit his 22nd home run and Pedro Severino also drove in a run for the Nationals, who have won seven straight against the Marlins.

Sean Doolittle pitched the ninth for his 18th save in 19 chances. Doolittle allowed a lead-off bloop single to Marcell Ozuna, who eventually scored on a sacrifice fly by Derek Dietrich, but got Brian Anderson to line out to end the game.

Strasburg (12-4) allowed a single in each of his six innings, but was able to keep the Marlins from getting into scoring position. He struck out eight and did not walk a batter lowering his ERA to 2.78.

Miami's Giancarlo Stanton went 0 for 4 with two strikeouts and did not add to his home run total of 53, but did take a home run away from Murphy when he leaped above the right-center field wall to make a catch in the third.

© 2017 Associated Press


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