MLB All-Star Game: Stephen Strasburg Pitches Scoreless Inning

Stephen Strasburg followed up Gio Gonzalez's perfect inning by preserving the National League shutout in the bottom of the fourth. Strasburg gave up a lead-off single to the Yankees Robinson Cano, who took a pitch right up the middle to get on base. Cano was quickly erased on a hard-hit shot up the middle by Josh Hamilton, but shortstop Rafael Furcal was playing right behind the bag and quickly stepped on second to convert a double play.

After walking Jose Bautista, Strasburg retired Prince Fielder on a fly out to left field. But it took an impressive running catch by Ryan Braun to end the inning, robbing Fielder of an extra base hit and keeping the eight-run lead in tact.

The NL pushed the lead to eight when they added three runs in the top of the fourth. A two-run rip over the left field wall and into the bullpen by Melky Cabrera did most of the damage.

For more on the Washington Nationals and their week at the All-Star Game, make sure to visit Federal Baseball. Still not enough baseball for you? Head over to Baseball Nation for all the latest news from all 30 MLB teams and the MLB All-Star Game.

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