Nats’ Strasburg loses, beefs with Scherzer; Braves win 8-5

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg pauses between throws during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves at Nationals Park in Washington, Friday, July 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

WASHINGTON — Stephen Strasburg was batted around by the Atlanta Braves, then engaged in a heated spat with Nationals ace Max Scherzer in the dugout during Washington’s 8-5 loss Friday night.