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PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- The Pirates were looking to complete their first sweep of the 2012 season on Thursday at PNC Park. But despite right-hander Kevin Correia pitching a quality start, the righty on the other mound was better as the Pirates fell, 4-2 to the Washington Nationals.

Nats Right-hander Stephen Strasburg held the Bucs to just two runs (one earned) on five hits over 6.0 innings. He walked three while striking out 13. His 13 strikeouts were a season-high, and he's now had four career games with 10 or more strikeouts. Strasburg's season ERA dropped down to a minuscule 1.63.

"There is a good way to go at him," Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle said. "He’s a human being. Before it’s all said and done, he’s going to get beat. You can beat him. We giv...

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