Stephen Strasburg, Washington Nationals’ starter, struggles against Miami Marlins in his season debut

MIAMI — Jazz Chisholm Bunted for a single pitch of the first pitch Stephen StrasburgAfter a one-year absence,'s return stole second place and the Marlins The win was 7-4. Washington Nationals On Thursday night, that was the end of a three-game sweep.

The 33-year-old right-hander, pitching on the 13th anniversary of Washington selecting him with the first overall pick in the amateur draft, allowed 7 runs, 8 hits and 2 walks in 4⅔ innings.

Strasburg (0-1) struck five out and hit a batter. He threw 63 of the 83 pitches for strikes, while his fastball averaged 91.9 mph.

Three-time All-Star and 2019 World Series Champion, the three-time MVP, had not pitched in a major-league game since June 1. He spent much of his recovery time from surgery on July 28, which was to correct thoracic outlet Syndrome, a compression or blockage of nerves or arteries near the neck or armpit. He had already made three minor league rehabilitation start.

Since May 5, 2015, the Marlins were 0-12 in 15 games that Strasburg had started. His record against them fell to 21-8.

Trevor Rogers (3-5), allowed six runs and two earned runs in five innings.

Jesus Sanchez Strasburg was homered and twice doubled by Chisholm, while Strasburg had two triples. Garrett Cooper He doubled and singled for six consecutive multihit games.

Chisholm scored Sanchez's RBI double. Jon Berti Following a two run single, Miami took a 3-0 lead in first. Miami entered the game with 13 runs in its first innings — Detroit had 12.

Juan Soto Hit a two-run home run in the fifth, before Strasburg was chased by Miami in a four-run bottom-half that featured Cooper's RBI double. Jesus AguilarSanchez's two-run homer and's run-scoring single were both credited to Sanchez.

Washington closed the seventh. Lane Thomas A double RBI Victor Robles Right fielder was successful in winning the game. Avisail GarciaIt was a throwing error.

Anthony Bass Got the seventh out and pitched a scoreless eight. Tanner Scott For his third save, he closed with a perfect ninth.

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