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Nationals get pitcher Doug Fister in trade with Tigers

WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- The Washington Nationals Monday obtained pitcher Doug Fister from the Detroit Tigers in exchange for infielder Steve Lombardozzi and two young hurlers.

MLB: Washington 8, Arizona 4

PHOENIX, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Jayson Werth's three-run homer put Washington in front in the fifth inning Friday and the Nationals went on to defeat Arizona 8-4.

MLB: Washington 6, Miami 4

MIAMI, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Wilson Ramos belted a solo homer and drove in two runs Sunday, sparking the Washington Nationals over Miami 6-4.

MLB: Philadelphia 3, Washington 2

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Jimmy Rollins and Carlos Ruiz rallied Philadelphia with clutch eighth-inning RBI Monday, boosting the Phillies over Washington 3-2.

MLB: Washington 6, Philadelphia 0

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.

MLB: Pittsburgh 4, Washington 2

WASHINGTON, July 24 (UPI) -- Michael McKenry's two-out single drove in two runs during a three-run ninth inning Wednesday, lifting Pittsburgh to a 4-2 win over Washington.

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers 3, Washington 2

WASHINGTON, July 19 (UPI) -- Andre Ethier led off the ninth inning with his sixth home run of the season Friday to give the Los Angeles Dodgers a 3-2 decision over Washington.

MLB: Miami 8, Washington 3

MIAMI, July 12 (UPI) -- A three-run triple by Marcell Ozuna and a two-run homer from Giancarlo Stanton Friday launched Miami to an 8-3 victory over Washington.

MLB: Milwaukee 4, Washington 0

WASHINGTON, July 2 (UPI) -- Juan Francisco smacked a go-ahead, two-run double in the eighth inning Tuesday, sending the Milwaukee Brewers to a 4-0 win over Washington.

MLB: Washington 2, Colorado 1

WASHINGTON, June 21 (UPI) -- Stephen Strasburg allowed five hits in his second game off the disabled list Friday, helping bring Washington a 2-1 triumph over Colorado.

MLB: Washington 3, Atlanta 2

ATLANTA, May 31 (UPI) -- Denard Span had two triples Friday and scored after each of them on a sacrifice fly by Stephen Lombardozzi, bringing Washington a costly 3-2 win over Atlanta.
Dr. Lewis Yocum, 'Tommy John' surgery specialist, dies at 66

Dr. Lewis Yocum, 'Tommy John' surgery specialist, dies at 66

ANAHEIM, Calif., May 28 (UPI) -- Los Angeles Angels team physician Dr. Lewis Yocum, who helped perfect "Tommy John" ligament replacement surgery, has died, the team said Tuesday. He was 66.

MLB: Washington 6, Philadelphia 1

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.

MLB: Washington 6, San Diego 2

SAN DIEGO, May 17 (UPI) -- Stephen Strasburg ended a personal five-game losing streak Thursday, allowing three hits in eight innings while carrying Washington past San Diego 6-2.

MLB: Chicago Cubs 8, Washington 2

WASHINGTON, May 11 (UPI) -- Edwin Jackson earned his first win of the season and drove in a pair runs Saturday, pacing the Chicago Cubs over Washington 8-2.
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Stephen James Strasburg (pronounced /ˈstrɑːzbərɡ/; born July 20, 1988 in San Diego, California) is a right-handed pitcher for the Washington Nationals, who selected him with the first pick in the 2009 Major League Baseball Draft. He signed a record $15.1 million contract with the Nationals on August 17, 2009, just 77 seconds before the deadline, breaking a record previously held by Mark Prior, who had signed 93 seconds before the deadline in 2001. He was called the "most-hyped pick in draft history" by ESPN and the "most hyped and closely watched pitching prospect in the history of baseball" by Sports Illustrated.

In 2008, as a sophomore at San Diego State University, Strasburg went 8–3 with a 1.58 earned run average and 134 strikeouts in 98⅓ innings for the San Diego State Aztecs. Four of his thirteen starts in 2008 were complete games, two of which were shutouts. On April 11 of that year, he struck out a Mountain West Conference record 23 batters in a game versus the University of Utah.

Strasburg finished the 2009 season 13–1 with a 1.32 ERA, 59 hits allowed, 16 earned runs, 19 walks, and 195 strikeouts in 109 innings pitched. In his final home start on May 8, 2009, Strasburg threw his first career no-hitter while striking out 17 Air Force batters. His lone loss came against the Virginia Cavaliers in the NCAA Regionals as Virginia advanced toward the College World Series, but he still struck out 15 in seven innings during the loss.

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