Strasburg, Nationals down Pirates

Stephen Strasburg allowed two runs over seven innings to earn the win, as the Washington Nationals defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-2 on Tuesday night.

Washington cashed as -210 home favorites, while the teams played UNDER the 8.5-run total set by oddsmakers.

Strasburg struck out 14 in his major league debut for the Nationals, as Adam Dunn went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer for Washington.

Delwyn Young hit a two-run blast for Pittsburgh, while losing pitcher Jeff Karsten gave up four runs over five innings for the Pirates.