Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/14/14
Once again, the Nationals struggled for runs when Stephen Strasburg was on the mound. With the right-hander dominating against the slumping Rockies, two was enough. Strasburg struck out nine over seven innings, Ian Desmond homered in his third straight game to help give the righty his first win in June and Washington beat Colorado 2-1 on Friday night. ''He threw great,'' Nationals manager Davey Johnson said of Strasburg's latest outing. ''We've been scoring practically nothing (for him). ... It was a big win for him and for us.'' Making his 14th start of the season, Strasburg (4-6) allowed one run on five hits for his first victory since May 31. After DJ LeMahieu's RBI single in the third inning, Strasburg kept the Rockies scoreless. Colorado lost its fifth straight and fell under .500 for the first time since opening day at 37-38. Trailing 1-0 with two outs in the bottom of the sixth, Anthony Rendon singled off Rockies starter Tyler Chatwood and came around to score the tying...
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