Washington Nationals' Stephen Strasburg Goes All DIY With First Career HR Against The Baltimore Orioles.

• (ed. note - "From today's game report, didn't take much time to edit, because really, who cares. Stephen Strasburg hit his first career HR and you can watch it now.")

• DIY: Stephen Strasburg threw a 16-pitch, 1-2-3 fourth, striking out two for K's from five of the last seven batters he's faced, all of whom he's retired since giving up the two-out single by Xavier Avery in the O's second. Wei-Yin Chen struck the first two batters out in the Nationals' fourth, but Jesus Flores got a hold of a 2-2 change and powered it out to right and over the out-of-town scoreboard for an opposite field solo HR, the Nats' catcher's first of 2012. 4-3 Nationals. Three pitches later, Stephen Strasburg took a 75 mph 0-2 curve from Chen deeeeeeeep to left and into the visitor's bullpen for his first career HR and a 5-4 lead. The crowd demands it and Strasburg comes back out for a curtain call. After his first career HR, (Did I mention it was his first?) Strasburg returned to the mound and set batters 8-9-10 in a row down with a 12-pitch, 1-2-3 5th.


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