Strasburg's Gem Wasted; Brewers Top Nationals 4-0

Posted at: 07/02/2013 11:01 PM | Updated at: 07/02/2013 11:02 PM
By: JOSEPH WHITE

WASHINGTON (AP) - Stephen Strasburg had hitters flailing at curveballs for seven scoreless innings Tuesday night, getting all eight of his strikeouts with the same pitch in a magnificent outing that was wasted when the Milwaukee Brewers scored off the Washington Nationals bullpen for a 4-0 victory.

Strasburg put on a gem of performance that dropped his ERA to 2.24 and nearly overshadowed the game's actual outcome.

Once again, the Nationals' bats abandoned him, and Juan Francisco's two-run double in the eighth started a scoring spree off Drew Storen (2-2) as the Brewers snapped a six-game losing streak.

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