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Stephen Strasburg sends Washington Nationals to share of NL East title

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Alejandro Castrejon | Setiembre 19, 2017, 14:14

Stephen Strasburg on Sunday extended his scoreless streak to a franchise-record 34 innings as the Nationals beat the Philadelphia Phillies 3-2 in a tidy 2 hours, 16 minutes. "That's the biggest thing", Strasburg said. "I felt like I had some pitches to hit (early in the game) and didn't capitalize. I put a decent swing on it". Washington reliever Brandon Kintzler, who had just entered the game, tipped his cap toward Taylor after the catch.

"It's the most well-balanced team that we've had", general manager Mike Rizzo said. The Phillies (53-87) are 2-5 in Washington this year.

Turner hit a solo homer in the eighth to give the Nationals a 3-0 lead.

Strasburg (13-4) has not allowed a run in his last 34 innings, setting a Montreal/Washington franchise record. Kintzler and Ryan Madson each pitched a scoreless inning in relief before Sean Doolittle worked a perfect ninth for his 16th save with the Nationals.

Adam Lind was 2-for-3 for Washington, as was Philadelphia's Odubel Herrera. Morgan allowed two hits and one run in 1 2/3 innings. "It's as good as it gets".

Strasburg threw his second career shutout and complete game in his previous start at home, against the Marlins on Aug. 30.

The shortest game of the season at Nationals Park turned into a lengthy afternoon for Washington.

"A towering home run".

"I was about to go to sleep in my office", Baker said.

Nola got out a jam in the fifth when Ryan Zimmerman grounded into a double play to end the threat.

But the Nationals inched closer to the division title.

Players poured out of the dugout wearing ski goggles, embraced their wives, girlfriends and children, and flung hats and T-shirts into the crowd.

Trea Turner homered and tripled for the Nationals, and Victor Robles got his first major league hit and RBI. Washington also recalled OFs Andrew Stevenson and Rafael Bautista from Triple-A Syracuse. The Nationals moved RHP Erick Fedde (right forearm flexor strain) to the 60-day disabled list. Philadelphia INF J.P. Crawford played in his third major league game, again at third base. Phillies 3B Maikel Franco was not in the starting lineup, but manager Pete Mackanin said he expects Franco will start Saturday.