Strasburg, Nationals beat Marlins
WASHINGTON - Stephen Strasburg struck out 14 in 7 1/3 shutout innings, Brian Dozier and Matt Adams homered, and the Washington Nationals continued their midseason surge with a 3-1 win over the Miami Marlins on Wednesday night. The Nationals improved to 44-41, the first time they've been three games over .500 this season. Strasburg (10-4) was, as usual, brilliant against the Marlins. Strasburg needed just nine pitches to strike out Garrett Cooper, Neil Walker and Starlin Castro in the fourth. Nationals: Washington placed RHP Max Scherzer on the paternity list and recalled INF Adrian Sanchez from Double-A Harrisburg.