Strasburg shuts down Tribe for 14th win

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CLEVELAND (AP) Stephen Strasburg shut down Cleveland for seven innings and bounced back from his only loss this season, leading the Washington Nationals to a 4-1 win over the Indians on Wednesday.

Strasburg (14-1) began the season with 13 straight wins before he was beaten by the Los Angeles Dodgers on July 21. The powerful right-hander shook off that blemish, holding the Indians to three hits as the Nationals recovered after blowing a two-run lead in the ninth and losing on Tuesday night.

Washington rookie Trea Turner drove in three runs and Daniel Murphy hit his 20th homer off Carlos Carrasco (7-4), who nearly matched Strasburg but was done in by one bad inning.


AL Batting Average
Rank Name BA
1 J. Altuve, Hou.355
2 X. Bogaerts, Bos.332
3 D. Ortiz, Bos.328
4 Y. Escobar, LAA.326
5 M. Trout, LAA.314
6 M. Machado, Bal.312
7 C. Beltrán, NYY.309
8 F. Lindor, Cle.307
9 I. Desmond, Tex.307
10 J. Bradley Jr., Bos.306
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NL Batting Average
Rank Name BA
1 D. Murphy, Was.350
2 W. Ramos, Was.339
3 D. LeMahieu, Col.327
4 R. Braun, Mil.324
5 C. Yelich, Mia.322
6 M. Prado, Mia.319
7 C. González, Col.317
8 S. Marte, Pit.315
9 J. Segura, Ari.314
10 A. Diaz, StL.311
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