Strasburg looks strong as Nationals win on walk-off homer

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.

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.