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Strasburg Pitches First Complete Game in Nationals’ Victory

Patrick McDermott/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- It took Stephen Strasburg only 99 pitches to finish his first complete game of his career, leading the Washington Nationals past the Philadelphia Phillies 6-0 Sunday.

Strasburg (6-9) allowed four hits and struck out ten while walking only one in the victory.

The win also gave Washington the series sweep, the first time the Nationals have swept a series since early July.

The Nationals' bats gave Strasburg an early lead, when outfielder Jayson Werth stroked an RBI single in the first.

Washington scored another two runs in the fourth and three in the fifth off Phillies' starter Kyle Kendrick (10-9), who allowed 11 hits over 4 1/3 innings.

The Phillies have now lost 11 straight road games.

Meanwhile, the Nationals improve to 57-60 and are eight games behind the Cincinnati Reds for the final Wild Card spot in the National League.

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