Stephen Strasburg put in another stellar performance on the mound against the Baltimore Orioles Sunday afternoon, while also getting it done at the plate, leading the Washington Nationals to a 9-3 win Sunday afternoon.
Strasburg allowed just four hits and one earned run in five innings while fanning eight batters. After allowing an earned run in the first, he would not receive help from his defense early in the game, as an error led to two Orioles runs in the second to make the score 3-0.
The Nationals would then go on to score nine unanswered runs,fueled by a two-run triple by Bryce Harper in the bottom of the third. Harper would then score on a groundout to tie the game at 3-3. Back-to-back home runs by Jesus Flores and Strasburg broke the tie, and the Nationals would never look back. The home run for Strasburg was the first in his MLB career and drew a curtain call from the fans at Nationals Park.
Danny Espinosa added a two-run homer in the eighth to go with an Adam LaRoche sac fly to round out the scoring.
The Nationals return to action on Monday where they travel to Philadelphia for another series with the Phillies.
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