San Diego, CA (Sports Network) - Adam LaRoche hit a two-run homer to back the
longest outing of Stephen Strasburg's young career, as the Washington
Nationals took down the San Diego Padres, 6-2, in the opener of a four-game
Strasburg (2-5) gave up two runs -- one earned -- on three hits while striking
out four and walking three over eight innings. The right-hander came into
Thursday's contest with a 0-5 record and 3.61 ERA in his previous seven
Bryce Harper hit a solo homer in his return after being held out of the
starting lineup the past two games following his fierce collision with the
right field fence on Monday.
San Diego starter Edinson Volquez (3-4) allowed five runs on five hits while
striking out seven and walking four over five innings.
Everth Cabrera and Chris Denorfia each knocked in a run for the Padres, who
had won two in a row. The right-hander came into Thursday's contest with a 3-0
mark and 2.59 ERA over his previous five starts.
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