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MLB: Washington 6, Philadelphia 1

May 26, 2013 at 4:34 PM

WASHINGTON, May 26 (UPI) -- Stephen Strasburg struck out nine over solid eight innings Sunday and the Washington Nationals used a big seventh inning to beat Philadelphia 6-1.

Strasburg (3-5) -- in his third straight quality outing after suffering through a seven-start winless spell in April and May -- held the Phillies to one run and didn't allow a walk in the 112-pitch performance.

Washington broke open a scoreless tie with five runs in the seventh, highlighted by Steve Lombardozzi's two-run double into the right field corner.

Denard Span and Tyler Moore each added an RBI for the Nationals, who took the rubber match of their three-game series.

Phillies starter Cole Hamels (1-8) absorbed his fifth loss in five outings, surrendering five runs (three earned) on six hits in a 6 1/3-inning effort.

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