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Stephen Strasburg to have MRI exam

Updated: August 22, 2010, 7:45 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

PHILADELPHIA -- Washington Nationals rookie pitcher Stephen Strasburg left his start against the Phillies in the fifth inning with a strained tendon in his right forearm.

Strasburg grabbed his right wrist and shook it after a pitch to Dominic Brown on Saturday night. Manager Jim Riggleman immediately left the dugout to check on his ace.

After a brief conversation, Strasburg left. In 4 1/3 innings, he gave up two hits, one run and struck out six as the Nationals rolled to an 8-1 win.

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