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Friday's NL capsules

Stammen perfect after Strasburg strains muscle

ATLANTA — Craig Stammen pitched four perfect innings after ace Stephen Strasburg left with a strained muscle on his right side, and the Washington Nationals beat the Atlanta Braves 3-2 Friday night.

Strasburg lasted two innings before leaving the shortest outing of his career. He is headed back to Washington to be examined.

Denard Span tripled twice and scored two runs for Washington, which snapped a two-game skid and trimmed its second-place deficit in the NL East to 4½ games behind the Braves.

Strasburg left with a 2-1 lead. He allowed two hits and one run — a homer by Freddie Freeman ...


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