Strasburg out after 2 innings with apparent injury

Associated Press  |  Last updated May 31, 2013
Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg has left his start after two innings against the Atlanta Braves with an apparent injury. The right-hander grimaced after throwing a changeup to Brian McCann, the sixth batter he faced, with one out in the second inning Friday night. Strasburg retired McCann on a grounder and struck out Dan Uggla to end the inning. Craig Stammen relieved Strasburg to begin the third. Strasburg, who left with a 2-1 lead, allowed two hits and one run - a homer by Freddie Freeman - with no walks and two strikeouts. The Nationals did not immediately announce why Strasburg's night ended so soon. He threw 23 of 37 pitches for strikes.
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