Strasburg, homers lead Nats to 11th straight Citi win
Summary of 3 articles · Updated Aug 14, 2014
However, playing at Citi Field wasn't a problem for Strasburg as the Nationals downed the Mets, 4-1, for Washington's 11th straight win at New York's home ballpark. Strasburg was coming off an outing in which he allowed a career-high four homers and seven runs to Atlanta, but he was rarely in trouble Thursday. Strasburg got off to a great start, retiring nine out of the first 10 hitters he faced, while striking out three batters. Strasburg showed he could get out of trouble, when After Eric Young led off the sixth with a double and Curtis Granderson followed with a walk, Murphy hit into a double play, leaving Young at third base. The Nationals hit seven homers in the series, outscoring the Mets 14-4 and continuing a lopsided trend during a streak in New York that began June 30 last year. After Daniel Murphy reached base on an infield single, advanced to second on a throwing error by Ian Desmond and David Wright struck out, Lucas Duda hit a sacrifice fly, scoring Murphy.
Stephen Strasburg bounced back from a poor start to pitch seven efficient innings, Bryce Harper and Adam LaRoche each hit a two-run homer, and the Washington Nationals beat the New York Mets 4-1 on Thursday night.