Strasburg leaves early with injury, Nats beat Braves in 11th

Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Mike Foltynewicz throws during the second inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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WASHINGTON (AP) Nationals ace Stephen Strasburg winced after throwing a pitch and was forced to leave in the third inning of his first start back from the disabled list, and Washington went on to defeat the Atlanta Braves 5-4 in 11 innings Wednesday night.

Strasburg, making his first start since Aug. 17 after being sidelined by soreness in his right elbow, exited after 2 1/3 innings, allowing a run on two hits.

There was no announcement on the severity of the injury by the time the game ended well past midnight.