Settling the Score: Friday’s results

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Strasmas made its way to Fenway Park for the first time last night, as Stephen Strasburg allowed two runs over six innings in a 7-4 win over the Red Sox.

Strasburg, who was pitching on the two year anniversary of his major league debut, tied a season-high with 13 strikeouts and threw a career-high 119 pitches. He threw 33 of them in his final inning of work, as he managed to wiggle out of a bases-loaded, one-out jam by striking out Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Kevin Youkilis.

The Nationals pounded out 12 hits in the victory. Bryce Harper led the charge by going 3-for-5 with a two-run homer. The 19-year-old phenom is now hitting .288/.367/.532 with six homers, 17 RBI and an .899 OPS over his first 32 major league games. That’s pretty good.

Strasburg improved to 7-1 with the win and now holds a 2.41 ERA and 92/19 K/BB ratio over 68 innings this season. The Nationals currently sit at 33-23 on the year and have a one-game lead over the surging Braves in the ultra-competitive National League East.

Your Friday box scores:

Phillies 9, Orioles 6

Mets 1, Yankees 9

Royals 2, Pirates 4

Tigers 5, Reds 6 (10 innings)

Rays 5, Marlins 1

Blue Jays 3, Braves 4 (10 innings)

Astros 8, White Sox 3

Cubs 7, Twins 8 (10 innings)

Indians 6, Cardinals 2

Angels 7, Rockies 2

Athletics 8, Diamondbacks 9

Dodgers 0, Mariners 1

Rangers 5, Giants 0

Padres 5, Brewers 9