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29-18, 1st in NL East

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Stephen Strasburg sets a career high with his 15th strikeout. He has made 108 pitches today. His career high is 119 pitches, done twice (most recently May 5 at the Phillies). He made 118 pitches in his last start, Sunday at the Braves.

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Stephen Strasburg has struck out 14 through six innings, tying his career high for a game (done twice before, including in his major league debut June 8, 2010, against the Pirates). The 14 strikeouts are tied for the most by a pitcher in a game this season with the Marlins' Dan Straily, who did it April 22 at the Padres.

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The Nationals' Stephen Strasburg has 11 strikeouts through five innings, matching his career high through five innings. The 11 strikeouts are tied for the second-most by a pitcher through the first five innings of a start this season, matching the Royals' Nathan Karns, against the Orioles on May 13.

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Max Scherzer's 13-strikeout game Friday was the fifth straight start vs. the Padres in which he's racked up 10 or more K's, matching Hall of Famer Randy Johnson for the longest such streak against San Diego. (Photo: Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

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Giancarlo Stanton put the "long" in long ball Friday vs. the Angels. His monster home run was by far the longest of the day.

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Kurkjian not surprised by Harper's resurgence (1:01)

Eric Karabell ESPN Senior Writer 

Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper homered yet again Friday and continues to look like the 2015 MVP version. As for last year he must have been hurt. A healthy Harper should contend in the triple crown categories again and after Mike Trout, he looks like the next best option. One thing to watch: Harper stole 21 bases last year. We still await his first in 2017. Nobody's complaining and we'll take the 100 batting average points, but it's interesting. Perhaps not stealing keeps him healthy.

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The moonshot hit by Nats RF Bryce Harper on Friday night soared a whopping 25 feet higher than his previous highest home run this season. It landed in the first row of the upper deck at Nationals Park.

Eric Karabell ESPN Senior Writer 

Terrific outing by Nationals RHP Max Scherzer against the Padres, as he allowed only a Ryan Schimpf home run and struck 13. He was one out shy of a complete game before closer Koda Glover retired the final hitter. Scherzer's doing what he did last year, piling on the strikeouts and winning games. Don't worry about the home runs. Scherzer's ERA won't look like Kershaw's. But Kershaw and maybe Sale are the only pitchers more valuable.

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Scherzer keeps Padres guessing all night (0:46)
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Nats' Scherzer strikes out season-high 13

Max Scherzer allowed three hits over 8 2/3 innings, Bryce Harper and Michael A. Taylor hit two-run homers and the Washington Nationals defeated the San Diego Padres 5-1 on Friday night.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Major boos rained down at Nats Park when interim skipper Chris Speier yanked ace Max Scherzer with two outs in the ninth. Scherzer (13 K's) was one out away from Washington's first complete game of the season, but loaded the bases by allowing a hit, a walk, and an HBP. Newly minted closer Koda Glover finished the job to preserve the 5-1 win over San Diego.

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Harper crushes it to the upper deck (0:35)

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Goodness gracious. Bryce Harper just incinerated the baseball, sending it into the third deck at Nats Park for a two-run jack to give Washington a 5-1 lead over San Diego. Harper's 15 homers are most in the NL.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

With Nats skipper Dusty Baker attending his son's graduation this weekend, interim manager Chris Speier deadpanning on why Ryan Zimmerman and Daniel Murphy are out of the lineup: "Zim sprained his wrist playing wiffle ball with daughter, and Murph's back is blown out." (He was kidding.)

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

It's only one day, but so far Koda Glover being named the Nats closer looks like lipstick on a pig. Despite taking a 2-0 lead into the sixth inning, Washington couldn't get the game to Glover, as the bullpen allowed three runs in the sixth and another in the seventh en route to a 4-2 series finale loss to the Mariners.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Anthony Rendon is locked in. The Nats 3B just wrapped one around the left field foul pole for his fourth homer in three games to give Washington a 1-0 lead over the Mariners in the fifth inning.

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The Nationals placed OF Chris Heisey (right bicep rupture) on the 10-day DL and recalled OF Brian Goodwin from Triple-A Syracuse in a corresponding roster move. Goodwin, 26, has slashed .188/.235/.313 in 10 previous games with the big club this season.

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Kyle Schwarber's home run -- which left Wrigley Field and landed on Sheffield Avenue -- paced the league by 10 feet on Tuesday. Bryce Harper landed comfortably in second, followed by Michael Conforto, Kendrys Morales and Charlie Blackmon.

Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average4.2419th
Quality Starts30Tied-1st
WHIP1.3114th
BAA.25219th
Runs2681st
Batting Average.2741st
On Base Percentage.3452nd
Slugging Percentage.4771st

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