MLB Wrap: Nats' Strasburg earns rare win

MLB Wrap: Nats' Strasburg earns rare win
June 21, 2013, 11:45 pm
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Stephen Strasburg was 3-6 with a 2.50 ERA coming into Friday. (AP)

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Cole Hamels and the Phillies coud not hold onto an early lead over the Mets Friday and lost, 4-3 (see story).

Strasburg, Nats edge struggling Rockies
WASHINGTON -- Stephen Strasburg struck out nine over seven innings, Ian Desmond homered in the seventh to help give the righty his first win in June and the Washington Nationals beat the slumping Colorado Rockies 2-1 on Friday night.

Making his 14th start of the season, Strasburg (4-6) allowed one run on five hits for his first victory since May 31. After DJ LeMahieu's RBI single in the third inning, Strasburg kept the Rockies scoreless.

Colorado lost its fifth straight.

Trailing 1-0 with two outs in the bottom of the sixth, Anthony Rendon singled off Rockies starter Tyler Chatwood and came around to score the tying run on Ryan Zimmerman's double into the right field corner (see full recap).

-The Associated Press

Blue Jays rally for ninth straight win
TORONTO -- Rajai Davis singled home the winning run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning and the Toronto Blue Jays rallied for their ninth straight win, 7-6 over the Baltimore Orioles on Friday night.

Munenori Kawasaki hit his first career home run, a tying two-run shot in the seventh, while Adam Lind and Edwin Encarnacion also connected for the Blue Jays.

Casey Janssen (2-0) worked one inning for the win as Toronto evened its record at 36-36 (see full recap).

-The Associated Press

Brewers blank Braves
MILWAUKEE -- Jean Segura hit a home run and Wily Peralta allowed two hits in seven innings to lead the Milwaukee Brewers to their second shutout of the season, a 2-0 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Friday night.

Peralta (5-8) won for the second time in his last eight starts, giving up two singles to go with four strikeouts and four walks.

Francisco Rodriguez pitched the eighth and Jim Henderson the ninth for his 10th save. Rodriguez picked up the previous five saves for Milwaukee to reach No. 299 in his career while Henderson was on the disabled list.

Segura finished with three hits, including his 11th homer of the season, and Norichika Aoki added three singles after the birth of his son on Thursday (see full recap).

-The Associated Press

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