Strasburg fastest to 1,500 K's as Nats down Cards

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Stephen Strasburg reached a milestone while allowing just one run in 6 2/3 innings as the host Washington Nationals beat the St. Louis Cardinals 2-1 on Thursday, preventing a four-game sweep.

Strasburg (3-1), who gave up six hits, fanned nine and now has 1,501 punchouts in his career. He became the fastest pitcher ever to record 1,500 strikeouts in terms of innings (1,272 1/3) when he fanned Dakota Hudson in the top of the fifth, passing Boston’s Chris Sale (1,290 innings).
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