(Sports Network) – Carlos Santana finished 2-for-4 with three RBI, including his first career home run, and Fausto Carmona notched his second complete game of the season as Cleveland topped Washington, 7-1, in the second of three in this interleague set.
Russell Branyan went 3-for-4 with a solo homer and scored twice for the Indians, who have won two in a row in the series and four straight overall. Shin-Soo Choo, Travis Hafner and Luis Valbuena each added an RBI.
Carmona (5-5) evened his record by scattering three hits and one run, fanning seven without a walk to post his first victory since May 12.
Ryan Zimmerman’s homer was the lone run for the Nationals, who had swept the Pirates during the week before dropping two in a row in Cleveland.
J.D. Martin (0-2) was tagged in defeat for nine hits and seven runs — six earned — with three strikeouts in 7 2/3 frames.