Against the bottom third of the Pirates' lineup, Stephen Strasburg again went 1-2-3 in the fifth inning and recorded his eighth strikeout of the game.
Strasburg struck out Ronny Cedeno and Jeff Karstens, while Jason Jaramillo grounded out to first.
Strasburg has now thrown 70 pitches, 45 for strikes through five innings.
He is still working in the 97-99 mph range with his fastball and threw 14 fastballs of his 16 pitches in the inning. The slowest fastball was at 96.9 mphand fastest was at 98.7.
-- C. Trent Rosecrans