MLB: Washington 6, Philadelphia 0

Aug. 11, 2013 at 8:29 PM

WASHINGTON, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Stephen Strasburg threw the first complete-game shutout of his career Sunday, allowing four hits and striking 10 in Washington's 6-0 win over Philadelphia.

Strasburg (6-9), in his fourth major league season, made his 68th career start and needed just 99 pitches to subdue the Phillies.

The Nationals swept the three-game series to climb within three games of the .500 mark.

Strasburg had gone five starts without a victory, having last won on July 7 against San Diego.

Jayson Werth singled in the only run Strasburg needed in the first and Washington added to its lead on RBI singles from Wilson Ramos and Denard Span in the third.

A Philadelphia error led to two unearned runs in a three-run sixth.

Kyle Kendrick (10-9) gave up 11 hits and four earned runs in 4 1/3 innings to take the loss.

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