Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 3/11/13
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Stephen Strasburg dominated for five innings, then got hit hard in the sixth. Justin Upton hit a two-run single in a four-run sixth inning Monday, helping the Atlanta Braves beat the Washington Nationals 7-2. Making his fourth spring training start, Strasburg faced just one batter over the minimum entering the sixth. But after retiring Christian Bethancourt on a flyout, Strasburg allowed singles to Reed Johnson and Tylor Pastornicky followed by a walk to Jordan Schafer that loaded the bases. Justin Upton singled in the first two runs of the game, Zach Duke relieved and B.J. Upton hit a two-out RBI single. Ernesto Mejia followed with a two-run double and scored on Blake DeWitt's double. DeWitt added a run-scoring single in the eighth off Fernando Abad. ''I guess I was dealing so much that I didn't have much opportunity to really get my command down out of the stretch,'' Strasburg said. ''They ran into a couple of balls, and got a broken-bat bleeder to score two. That's baseball.'...
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