Hamels excels, Strasburg hit hard, Phils stop streaking Nats
WASHINGTON (AP) — Cole Hamels pitched eight sharp innings, Ryan Howard homered and the Philadelphia Phillies roughed up Stephen Strasburg, beating Washington 8-1 Saturday and ending the Nationals' six-game winning streak.
Hamels (5-3) won his fourth straight start, and has compiled a 1.53 ERA over that stretch. He gave up one run and five hits, striking out five and walking one.
Stephen Strasburg (3-5) was chased after 3 2-3 innings. He allowed six runs and seven hits — over his last three starts, he has been tagged for 15 earned runs in 12 innings.
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