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Recap: Nationals 9, Indians 4

Cleveland, OH (Sports Network) - Roger Bernadina celebrated his 26th birthday by going 2-for-2 with a two-run homer and a pair of runs scored as Washington shut down Cleveland, 9-4, in the finale of this three-game interleague set.

Ian Desmond contributed three hits and knocked in two and Ivan Rodriguez added two hits and drove in a pair for the Nationals, who salvaged a game in the series.

In his second big-league start, Stephen Strasburg (2-0) lasted 5 1/3 innings, allowing two hits and a run while fanning eight but walking five.

Shin-Soo Choo hit a late two-run single while Travis Hafner homered and Luis Valbuena added an RBI for theIndians, who had won four straight.

David Huff (2-8) was tagged in the loss for six hits and as many runs over 5 2/3 frames.