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Strasburg, Nats top Phillies

Jun 28, 2015 - 9:37 PM Philadelphia, PA ( - In his second start off the disabled list, Stephen Strasburg looked like his old self as the Washington Nationals topped the Philadelphia Phillies, 3-2, in the first game of a doubleheader Sunday.

"It's nice that he's healthy," said Nationals manager Matt Williams. "It's nice that he feels good about going out there."

After tossing five scoreless innings against Atlanta Tuesday, Strasburg (5-5) struck out a season-high nine batters over seven innings, allowing just two runs on four hits and a walk.

"Strasburg pitched as well as I saw him in a couple years," said Phillies interim manager Pete Mackanin.

Dan Uggla reached base four times, and Denard Span and Michael Taylor each had two hits, including a double, in Washington's eighth straight win.

Kevin Correia (0-2) allowed three runs -- one earned -- on seven hits and three walks in 5 1/3 innings in the loss.

On the first pitch of the second inning, Jeff Francoeur drilled his fifth home run of the season, but his miscue cost the Phillies that run in the fifth.

Span doubled to right field, and after bobbling the carom off the wall, the ball then slipped out of Francoeur's hand on the throw, allowing Span to reach third base. Span then scored on Danny Espinosa's sacrifice fly.

Washington went ahead in the sixth. With Clint Robinson and Uggla on base, Taylor yanked a double down the left-field line to score Robinson and end Correia's day. Jeanmar Gomez came on to retire Strasburg for the second out, but reliever Jake Diekman could not strand Taylor and Uggla on base. After walking Span on four pitches, his wild slider went to the backstop, allowing Uggla to trot home for the third run.

The Phillies used a two-out rally in their half of the sixth to pull within 3-2. Maikel Franco dropped a bloop single down the right-field line, moved to second on Ryan Howard's walk and came home to score on Francoeur's single to center.

Howard batted in the eighth with the potential tying run in scoring position, but his strikeout ended the inning. Drew Storen recorded his 23rd save with a 1-2-3 ninth.

Game Notes

Span and Bryce Harper were back in the lineup after sitting out Saturday's game prior to its cancellation ... Phillies left fielder Cody Asche lost his six-game hitting streak ... Strasburg had a 6.55 ERA in 10 starts before going on the DL.