Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 10/14/14
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Stephen Strasburg struck out eight in seven innings and the Washington Nationals won a game he started for the first time since Opening Day by beating the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-4 Saturday. Tyler Moore hit a go-ahead sacrifice fly in the top of the ninth inning off Tony Watson (1-1) Wilson Ramos' RBI single in the sixth tied the game at 4 after Pittsburgh built a two-run lead. A day after striking out four times upon being activated from the disabled list, Zimmerman scored three runs. Starling Marte and Clint Barmes each hit two-run homers for the Pirates. Strasburg remained winless since his first start, though. He allowed four runs and five hits. Tyler Clippard (2-1) pitched a scoreless eighth and Rafael Soriano got his 10th save with an unconventional 1-2-3 ninth. Russell Martin was thrown out at second trying to extend a leadoff single, then Soriano got Pedro Alvarez to pop out and Jordy Mercer to strike out to end the game. Veteran Washington manager Davey Johnson called a ...
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