ATLANTA (AP) - Stephen Strasburg's fifth big league start was by far his toughest. The Atlanta Braves scored four runs in the seventh inning against the Washington Nationals' star rookie, and Tim Hudson threw seven scoreless innings in a 5-0 victory Monday night.
Strasburg (2-2) had no help from his offense in this one as he gave up six hits and four runs, including three earned, in 6 1-3 innings.
The Nationals have scored one run in Strasburg's last three starts. He struck out seven, leaving him two shy of matching Herb Score's record of 50 in his first five starts.
Strasburg has two losses and a no-decision after winning his first two starts.
Hudson (8-3) gave up only five hits for the NL East-leading Braves.