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Strasburg pitches into 8th, Werth homers again to lead Nationals over Mariners 3-1

  • Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg throws against the Seattle Mariners in the eighth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, in Seattle. Strasburg was the winning pitcher as the Nationals beat the Mariners 3-1. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

    Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg throws against the Seattle Mariners in the eighth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, in Seattle. Strasburg was the winning pitcher as the Nationals beat the Mariners 3-1. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)  (The Associated Press)

  • Washington Nationals right fielder Jayson Werth, left, greets catcher Jose Lobaton after the Nationals defeated the Seattle Mariners 3-1 in a baseball game, Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

    Washington Nationals right fielder Jayson Werth, left, greets catcher Jose Lobaton after the Nationals defeated the Seattle Mariners 3-1 in a baseball game, Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)  (The Associated Press)

  • Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg throws against the Seattle Mariners in the fourth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

    Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg throws against the Seattle Mariners in the fourth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)  (The Associated Press)

Stephen Strasburg pitched into the eighth inning and Jayson Werth hit his second home run in two nights to lead the Washington Nationals past the Seattle Mariners 3-1 on Saturday.

Strasburg (11-10) went 7 2-3 innings and struck out eight, increasing his NL-leading total to 210. The right-hander also broke the Nationals' previous single-season record of 207 set by Gio Gonzalez two years ago.

Rafael Soriano worked around two ninth-inning singles to earn his 30th save in 35 attempts.

Dustin Ackley's home run chased Strasburg. Ackley was drafted No. 2 overall in 2009 — directly behind the Washington phenom.