VIERA, Fla. (AP) Stephen Strasburg threw four solid innings in his third start of the spring as the Washington Nationals beat an Atlanta Braves split-squad 9-7 on Chris Heisey's game-ending three-run home run.
Strasburg allowed two runs on five hits – including a solo home run by Atlanta's Freddie Freeman – while striking out four and walking two.
Freeman would hit two home runs on the day, also connecting off Washington reliever Yusmeiro Petit.
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Heisey's homer was one of four on the day for Washington.
The Nationals got a two-run home run from Ryan Zimmerman off Atlanta starter Mike Foltynewicz. Jayson Werth hit a solo home run and Wilson Ramos added a two-run home run against Atlanta reliever Carlos Torres.
Washington closer Jonathan Papelbon threw a perfect ninth inning and got the win.