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Strasburg strikes out 12 as Nationals top Rockies 6-1

Strasburg strikes out 12 as Nationals top Rockies 6-1

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stephen Strasburg returned to Washington's rotation with a bang Saturday night, striking out 12 in seven innings and contributing three hits as the Nationals beat the Colorado Rockies 6-1. The right-hander had been on the disabled list since a left oblique strain forced him out after 3 2-3 innings against the San Francisco Giants on July 4. He went to the disabled list for the second time this season before being reinstated Saturday. He allowed one run and three hits. The victory let the Nationals (57-52) move within 1 1-2 games of the Mets in the NL East as New York's seven-game winning streak ended Saturday night at Tampa Bay. Strasburg (6-5)...

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