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Karstens no match for Strasburg in DC

Jeff Karstens was in control early, but once the Nationals responded with three homers off the righty, Stephen Strasburg -- who struck out 14 Pirates in seven innings -- was all but assured of winning.


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McCutchen, CF4000011.306
Walker, 2B4110020.320
Milledge, LF4010020.246
Jones, G, 1B4000022.256
Young, D, RF3112020.241
LaRoche, 3B3010010.244
Cedeno, R, SS3010021.242
Jaramillo, C3000021.182
Karstens, P2000020.182
Meek, P0000000.000
a-Church, PH1000011.200
Lopez, Jav, P0000000.000
a-Struck out for Meek in the 8th.
Guzman, C, 2B4010000.311
Morgan, CF4010001.258
Zimmerman, 3B4331001.316
Dunn, A, 1B4132000.280
1-Kennedy, A, PR-1B0000000.243
Willingham, LF3111101.278
Rodriguez, I, C4020002.331
Bernadina, RF4000004.250
Desmond, SS3000001.273
Strasburg, P2000000.000
a-Harris, PH1000010.180
Clippard, P00000001.000
Capps, P0000000.000
a-Struck out for Strasburg in the 7th.
1-Ran for Dunn, A in the 8th.
HR: Young, D (3, 4th inning off Strasburg, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Walker; Cedeno, R; Young, D 4; LaRoche; Milledge.
RBI: Young, D 2 (13).
2-out RBI: Young, D 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: McCutchen.
GIDP: Jones, G.
Team RISP: 1-for-3.
Team LOB: 2.

SB: Cedeno, R (6, 2nd base off Clippard/Rodriguez, I).

Outfield assists: Milledge (Willingham at home).
DP: 2 (Milledge-Jaramillo, Walker-Jones, G).

2B: Rodriguez, I (10, Karstens), Guzman, C (10, Karstens).
HR: Zimmerman (12, 1st inning off Karstens, 0 on, 2 out), Dunn, A (11, 6th inning off Karstens, 1 on, 0 out), Willingham (11, 6th inning off Karstens, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Zimmerman 6; Guzman, C 2; Dunn, A 6; Morgan; Willingham 4; Rodriguez, I 3.
RBI: Zimmerman (33), Dunn, A 2 (30), Willingham (38).
2-out RBI: Zimmerman.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Desmond; Morgan; Bernadina.
GIDP: Rodriguez, I.
Team RISP: 0-for-6.
Team LOB: 5.

DP: (Desmond-Guzman, C-Dunn, A).

Karstens(L, 1-2)5.09440034.81
Lopez, Jav1.02111001.96
Strasburg(W, 1-0)7.042201412.57
Clippard(H, 13)1.01000201.62
Capps(S, 19)1.00000103.49
Karstens pitched to 3 batters in the 6th.

Game Scores: Karstens , Strasburg .
Pitches-strikes: Karstens 72-52, Meek 22-18, Lopez, Jav 10-6, Strasburg 94-65, Clippard 16-11, Capps 10-7.
Groundouts-flyouts: Karstens 10-2, Meek 4-1, Lopez, Jav 2-0, Strasburg 4-0, Clippard 0-1, Capps 2-0.
Batters faced: Karstens 23, Meek 6, Lopez, Jav 5, Strasburg 24, Clippard 4, Capps 3.
Umpires: HP: Tom Hallion. 1B: Ron Kulpa. 2B: Lance Barksdale. 3B: Ed Rapuano.
Weather: 75 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 4 mph, L to R.
T: 2:19.
Att: 40,315.
Venue: Nationals Park.
June 8, 2010
Compiled by MLB Advanced Media