In his first start in the second half of the season, Stephen Strasburg had no problems mowing down the Miami Marlins, striking out seven batters in six shutout innings in a 4-0 win Sunday afternoon.
Marlins starter Ricky Nolasco was heading in a similar direction, setting down 12 of the first 13 batters, but then blew up in the fifth inning when Strasburg and Steve Lombardozi came through with a pair of RBI singles. The Nationals would put the game away the next inning when a Michael Morse RBI single was followed by a Danny Espinosa sac fly.
Lombardozzi and Morse would be the offensive leaders today, as they each went 2-for-4 with an RBI each.
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