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Published: Saturday, 6/12/2010

Santana leads Indians over Nationals


CLEVELAND — Carlos Santana homered and drove in three runs in his second career game, powering Fausto Carmona and the Cleveland Indians past the Washington Nationals 7-1 Saturday night.

Carmona (5-5) gave up three hits and one run in his second complete game of the season to win for the first time in six starts. He struck out seven and did not walk a batter as Cleveland won its fourth in a row for the second time this year. The Indians also did it April 15-18. The Nationals fell to 4-14 on the road since May 13.

Santana showed that Washington is not the only team with a rookie phenom. A night before heralded pitcher Stephen Strasburg will make his first road start, Cleveland's rookie catcher got his first career hit.

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