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Nationals dominate Astros, take 2-0 World Series lead

Washington Nationals' Gerardo Parra, Michael A. Taylor and Juan Soto celebrate after Game 2 of the baseball World Series against the Houston Astros Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, in Houston. The Nationals won 12-3 to take a 2-0 lead in the series. Photo: AP/ Eric Gay
Washington Nationals' Gerardo Parra, Michael A. Taylor and Juan Soto celebrate after Game 2 of the baseball World Series against the Houston Astros Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, in Houston. The Nationals won 12-3 to take a 2-0 lead in the series.

Updated: October 24, 2019 06:22 AM

Stephen Strasburg outdueled fellow ace Justin Verlander, overcoming a shaky start to give the Washington Nationals a 12-3 victory Wednesday night and a commanding 2-0 lead in the World Series.

Kurt Suzuki hit a tie-breaking homer in what became a messy six-run seventh inning and the Nationals are headed back to Washington.

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