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Strasburg pitches Nats to 3-1 win over Mariners

Strasburg pitches Nats to 3-1 win over Mariners

File - Washington Nationals manager Matt Williams (9) walks in the dugout before a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves at Nationals Park Saturday, June 21, 2014, in Washington. Photo: Associated Press/AP Photo/Alex Brandon

SEATTLE (AP) — Stephen Strasburg pitched into the eighth inning and Jayson Werth hit his second home run in two nights to lead the Washington Nationals past the Seattle Mariners 3-1 on Saturday.

Strasburg (11-10) went 7 2/3 innings and struck out eight, increasing his NL-leading total to 210. The right-hander also broke the Nationals’ previous single-season record of 207 set by Gio Gonzalez two years ago.

Rafael Soriano worked around two ninth-inning singles to earn his 30th save in 35 attempts.

Dustin Ackley’s home run chased Strasburg. Ackley was drafted No. 2 overall in 2009 — directly behind the Washington phenom.

 

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