Friday, May 31, 2013
ATLANTA (AP) -- Craig Stammen pitched four perfect innings after ace Stephen Strasburg left with an apparent injury, Denard Span tripled and scored two runs, and the Washington Nationals beat the Atlanta Braves 3-2 on Friday night.
Strasburg lasted just two innings before leaving the shortest outing of his career. The Nationals did not give an update on Strasburg during the game.
The victory snapped a two-game skid for Washington, which trimmed its second-place deficit in the NL East to 4 1/2 games behind the Braves.
Atlanta has dropped two of three and four of six.
Strasburg left with a 2-1 lead. He allowed two hits and one run -- a homer by Freddie Freeman -- with no walks and two strikeouts.
Stammen (3-1) shut down the Braves by striking out three and allowing no baserunners through the sixth.
Copyright 2013 Associated Press
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.