Jake Westbrook vs Stephen Strasburg Battle Sees St. Louis Fall 4-3

Washington got 1 1/3 innings of work from Ryan Mattheus en route to a 4-3 victory over St. Louis on Sunday at Nationals Park.

Washington was favored by -157 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 7.5.

Washington got 6 innings from Stephen Strasburg, who gave up 0 earned runs on 2 hits, while striking out 9. Ryan Mattheus earned the victory, while the Nationals got 2 RBIs from Kurt Suzuki in the win.

St. Louis' starting pitcher Jake Westbrook worked 5 1/3 innings, giving up 9 hits and 2 earned runs while striking out 0 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Matt Holliday in a losing cause.

Washington enjoyed an edge at the plate with a 13-7 advantage in hits.

The game was closed out by Tyler Clippard who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 0 hits, 0 walks and fanned 1 batter to earn the save.

Next game, Washington takes its act home to face Chicago looking for another win. For St. Louis, they head home to face New York.