CLEVELAND - Rookie sensation Stephen Strasburg had more trouble with Cleveland's mound than Indians hitters while lasting 51/3 innings in his second major-league start, leading the Washington Nationals to a 9-4 victory on Sunday.

Coming off a 14-strikeout debut, Strasburg (2-0) allowed just two hits, one a home run by Travis Hafner. He struck out eight and walked five as Washington ended Cleveland's four-game winning streak.

Strasburg was in control from the outset, and appeared destined to dominate the Indians who, with the exception of Hafner, couldn't catch up to his 100-m.p.h. fastball through four innings.

But the 21-year-old was bothered by loose dirt on the mound and twice requested repairs. When he was lifted by manager Jim Riggleman after walking two in the sixth to load the bases, Strasburg was booed by many of the same fans who came to see if the phenom was for real.

Strasburg didn't disappoint, but he didn't deliver anything as sensational as his 14-K gem in his Washington debut.

Still, his appearance drew 32,876 fans, the second-largest crowd at Progressive Field this season.

Strasburg's first pitch - a 99-m.p.h. fastball for a strike to leadoff hitter Trevor Crowe - stirred the crowd, which reacted to the radar-gun posting with a collective gasp of excitement. He fanned the first two batters, giving him nine straight over two games.

Washington 010 104 030 – 9 16 0

Cleveland 010 000 003 – 4 7 0

Washington AB   R   H   BI   Avg.      Cleveland AB   R   H   BI   Avg.

C.Guzman 2b 5   0   3   0   .304      Crowe cf 4   0   1   0   .243

Morgan cf 5   0   0   0   .249      Choo rf 5   0   1   2   .291

Zimmerman dh 5   0   1   0   .306      C.Santana c 4   0   1   0   .273

A.Dunn 1b 4   3   2   1   .289      Hafner dh 3   1   1   1   .247

Willingham lf 4   1   1   0   .273      Kearns lf 2   0   0   0   .297

I.Rodriguez c 5   2   2   2   .338      a-Duncan ph-lf 1   0   0   0   .258

Morse rf 2   0   1   1   .423      Branyan 1b 3   0   0   0   .254

1-Berndina pr-rf 2   2   2   2   .282      A.Marte 1b 1   1   1   0   .276

Desmond ss 5   1   3   2   .276      Peralta 3b 3   0   0   0   .251

A.Gonzalez 3b 5   0   1   1   .283      b-Donald ph 1   0   0   0   .238

Totals 42   9   16   9         Valbuena 2b 4   1   1   1   .172

A.Hernandez ss 3   1   1   0   .273

Totals 34   4   7   4      

a-flied out for Kearns in the 8th. b-grounded out for Peralta in the 9th.1-ran for Morse in the 6th. LOB: Washington 9, Cleveland 9. 2B: A.Dunn (19), Willingham (8), I.Rodriguez (12), Alb.Gonzalez (4), Crowe (4), A.Marte (1). 3B: Desmond (3). HR: A.Dunn (14), off D.Huff; Bernadina (3), off Sipp; Hafner (7), off Strasburg. RBIs: A.Dunn (35), I.Rodriguez 2 (19), Morse (4), Bernadina 2 (18), Desmond 2 (33), Alb.Gonzalez (2), Choo 2 (32), Hafner (25), Valbuena (14). RLSP: Washington 5 (Alb.Gonzalez 2, Willingham 2, A.Dunn); Cleveland 5 (Branyan, Peralta 2, Choo, Hafner). RA: A.Dunn, Donald. GIDP: I.Rodriguez. DP: Cleveland 1 (A.Hernandez, Valbuena, Branyan).

Washington walks (3): A.Dunn, Willingham, Morse.

Cleveland walks (6): Crowe, C.Santana, Hafner 2, Kearns, A.Hernandez.

Washington strikeouts (7): Morgan, Zimmerman, Willingham 2, I.Rodriguez, Desmond, Alb.Gonzalez.

Cleveland strikeouts (10): Crowe, Choo 2, Kearns, Branyan 2, Peralta 3, Valbuena.

Washington IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Strasburg (W 2-0) 51/3   2   1   1   5   8   95   2.19

Storen 11/3   1   0   0   0   2   29   1.54

Slaten 11/3   0   0   0   0   0   16   1.54

Batista 1/3   4   3   3   1   0   23   4.76

Clippard 2/3   0   0   0   0   0   10   1.51

Cleveland IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

D.Huff (L 2-8) 52/3   6   6   6   3   4   91   5.82

Herrmann 1/3   1   0   0   0   0   5   0.00

R.Perez 1   2   0   0   0   0   14   5.31

Sipp 1   5   3   3   0   2   24   7.48

K.Wood 1   2   0   0   0   1   13   8.74

IR-S: Storen 3-0, Slaten 1-0, Clippard 2-0, Herrmann 2-2.

Umpires: Home, Brian O'Nora; First, Scott Barry; Second, Phil Cuzzi; Third, Jerry Crawford.

T: 3:24. A: 32,876 (45,569).

Mets 11, Orioles 4

BALTIMORE - David Wright hit two homers, Chris Carter and Jason Bay also connected, and New York beat Baltimore for a three-game sweep.

Bay entered in an 0-for-16 skid before going 4 for 4 with four runs scored. Wright and Alex Cora each had three of New York's season-high 18 hits.

Mike Pelfrey (9-1) gave up nine hits in six rocky innings but had enough run support to win his fifth straight decision.

New York has won eight of nine to move a season-high seven games over .500 (35-28).

New York 501 013 100 – 11 18 1

Baltimore 210 000 100 – 4 11 1

New York AB   R   H   BI   Avg.      Baltimore AB   R   H   BI   Avg.

Jos.Reyes ss 5   0   2   0   .265      C.Patterson lf 4   1   2   0   .255

Pagan cf 5   2   1   1   .283      M.Tejada 3b 3   1   1   1   .263

D.Wright 3b 5   2   3   4   .286      Markakis rf 4   0   0   0   .295

I.Davis 1b 5   1   1   0   .253      Montanez rf 1   0   0   0   .145

Bay lf 4   4   4   1   .284      Wigginton 1b 4   0   0   0   .272

Carter dh 3   1   1   3   .281      Scott dh 4   1   2   1   .276

a-Tatis ph-dh 2   0   0   0   .192      Ad.Jones cf 4   0   3   2   .260

J.Feliciano rf 5   0   2   0   .200      Wieters c 4   0   0   0   .235

Cora 2b 4   0   3   2   .223      S.Moore 2b 3   1   2   0   .273

H.Blanco c 5   1   1   0   .286      Lugo ss 4   0   1   0   .212

Totals 43   11   18   11         Totals 35   4   11   4      

E: Jos.Reyes (4), Hendrickson (1). LOB: New York 7, Baltimore 10. 2B: Pagan (10), D.Wright (16), Bay (15), Scott (13). HR: D.Wright (11), off Millwood; Carter (2), off Millwood; Bay (4), off Millwood; D.Wright (12), off Hendrickson. RBIs: Pagan (26), D.Wright 4 (47), Bay (25), Carter 3 (11), Cora 2 (14), M.Tejada (23), Scott (23), Ad.Jones 2 (23). SB: C.Patterson (8). S: C.Patterson. SF: Cora, M.Tejada, Scott. RLSP: New York 6 (H.Blanco 4, I.Davis 2); Baltimore 4 (Wieters 2, Markakis 2). RA: J.Feliciano, Markakis, Ad.Jones. GIDP: H.Blanco, Lugo. DP: New York 1 (Cora, Jos.Reyes, I.Davis); Baltimore 1 (M.Tejada, S.Moore, Wigginton).

New York walks (1): Bay.

Baltimore walks (3): M.Tejada, Wigginton, S.Moore.

New York strikeouts (6): Jos.Reyes 2, D.Wright, Tatis 2, H.Blanco.

Baltimore strikeouts (1): Wigginton.

New York IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Pelfrey (W 9-1) 6   9   3   3   3   1   101   2.39

Mejia 1   2   1   1   0   0   15   3.04

Igarashi 1   0   0   0   0   0   10   10.03

Valdes 1   0   0   0   0   0   18   5.16

Baltimore IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Millwood (L 0-8) 51/3   11   8   8   1   4   96   5.16

Hendrickson 11/3   4   3   3   0   1   24   6.34

Bergesen 11/3   1   0   0   0   0   7   6.50

Albers 1   2   0   0   0   1   11   5.34

IR-S: Hendrickson 1-1, Bergesen 1-0. WP: Mejia. Umpires: Home, Ron Kulpa; First, Lance Barksdale; Second, Ed Rapuano; Third, Tom Hallion. T: 2:55. A: 24,848 (48,290).

Tigers 4, Pirates 3

DETROIT - Miguel Cabrera hit a go-ahead, three-run homer in the eighth inning, lifting Detroit past skidding Pittsburgh, which has lost a season-high eight straight.

Armando Galarraga gave up two runs in his first home start since his near-perfect game.

Brad Thomas (4-0) replaced Galarraga and got the final out in the eighth inning for the win. Jose Valverde closed it for his 13th save, but gave up a run to end his scoreless streak at 25 appearances.

Pittsburgh 010 100 001 – 3 7 0

Detroit 000 000 13x – 4 7 0

Pittsburgh AB   R   H   BI   Avg.      Detroit AB   R   H   BI   Avg.

Tabata lf 4   0   1   0   .313      A.Jackson cf 0   0   0   0   .308

N.Walker 2b 4   0   0   0   .286      a-Raburn ph-lf 4   0   0   0   .165

A.McCutchen cf 4   1   2   0   .307      Santiago ss 4   0   0   0   .246

G.Jones 1b 4   1   2   2   .274      Damon dh 2   1   2   0   .294

Doumit c 4   1   1   0   .268      Mi.Cabrera 1b 4   1   1   3   .330

Church rf 4   0   0   0   .186      Boesch rf 4   0   1   0   .342

Delw.Young dh 2   0   0   1   .233      Inge 3b 3   0   1   0   .253

An.LaRoche 3b 3   0   0   0   .236      Avila c 3   1   1   1   .219

c-Iwamura ph 1   0   0   0   .177      Kelly lf-cf 3   0   0   0   .231

Cedeno ss 3   0   1   0   .240      Worth 2b 2   0   0   0   .257

Totals 33   3   7   3         b-C.Guillen ph-2b 1   1   1   0   .299

Totals 30   4   7   4      

a-grounded out for A.Jackson in the 1st. b-singled for Worth in the 8th. c-flied out for An.LaRoche in the 9th. LOB: Pittsburgh 5, Detroit 4. 2B: G.Jones (14), Doumit (12). HR: G.Jones (10), off Galarraga; Avila (3), off Karstens; Mi.Cabrera (19), off Dotel. RBIs: G.Jones 2 (39), Delw.Young (14), Mi.Cabrera 3 (56), Avila (6). SF: Delw.Young. RLSP: Pittsburgh 2 (Delw.Young, Cedeno); Detroit 1 (Worth). RA: Church, An.LaRoche. GIDP: Mi.Cabrera. DP: Pittsburgh 1 (N.Walker, Cedeno, G.Jones).

Pittsburgh walks (1): Delw.Young.

Detroit walks (2): Damon 2.

Detroit strikeouts (4): Santiago, Inge, Avila, Worth.

Pittsburgh IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Karstens 7   6   2   2   1   3   96   4.50

Carrasco 2/3   0   0   0   0   1   11   3.78

Ja.Lopez (L 1-1) 0   0   1   1   1   0   5   2.35

Dotel 1/3   1   1   1   0   0   6   5.70

Detroit IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Galarraga 72/3   6   2   2   1   0   106   2.67

Thomas (W 4-0) 1/3   0   0   0   0   0   3   4.40

Valverde (S 13) 1   1   1   1   0   0   12   0.66

Karstens pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.Ja.Lopez pitched to 1 batter in the 8th. IR-S: Carrasco 1-0, Ja.Lopez 1-0, Dotel 2-2, Thomas 1-0. WP: Carrasco. Balk: Galarraga. Umpires: Home, Gerry Davis; First, Sam Holbrook; Second, Greg Gibson; Third, D.J. Reyburn. T: 2:33. A: 31,243 (41,255).

Yankees 9, Astros 5

NEW YORK - Jorge Posada slugged a grand slam for the second straight day, Robinson Cano ripped his 100th career homer and New York completed a three-game sweep of Houston.

The last Yankee to hit grand slams in consecutive games was catcher Bill Dickey in 1937, according to STATS LLC. The last player to do it in the big leagues was Mets centerfielder Carlos Beltran on July 16 and 18, 2006.

Houston 100 004 000 – 5 8 1

New York 000 342 00x – 9 9 1

Houston AB   R   H   BI   Avg.      New York AB   R   H   BI   Avg.

Bourn cf 5   1   1   0   .266      Jeter ss 5   0   1   0   .293

Keppinger 2b 5   0   0   0   .292      Granderson cf 4   1   0   0   .241

Pence rf 3   0   0   0   .260      Teixeira 1b 4   1   1   0   .229

Ca.Lee dh 3   1   1   1   .226      Cano 2b 3   3   1   1   .371

Sullivan lf 4   0   2   0   .196      Swisher dh 4   1   1   1   .299

P.Feliz 3b 4   0   0   0   .227      Posada c 3   2   1   4   .288

Blum 1b 4   1   1   0   .236      Cervelli c 0   0   0   0   .282

Manzella ss 4   1   1   2   .222      Gardner lf 3   1   2   1   .317

Cash c 3   1   2   2   .217      Huffman rf 4   0   1   0   .250

Totals 35   5   8   5         R.Pena 3b 3   0   1   2   .208

Totals 33   9   9   9      

E: P.Feliz (8), Teixeira (1). LOB: Houston 6, New York 11. 2B: Blum (4), Teixeira (13). HR: Cash (2), off P.Hughes; Cano (13), off Moehler; Posada (8), off Daigle. RBIs: Ca.Lee (35), Manzella 2 (16), Cash 2 (4), Cano (47), Swisher (40), Posada 4 (23), Gardner (20), R.Pena 2 (8). SB: Bourn (21), Pence (7), Gardner (22). CS: Jeter (3). SF: Ca.Lee. RLSP: Houston 2 (Sullivan, Pence); New York 6 (Granderson, Jeter 2, Huffman 3). RA: Jeter.

Houston walks (2): Pence, Cash.

New York walks (10): Granderson, Cano 2, Swisher, Posada 2, Gardner 2, Huffman, R.Pena.

Houston strikeouts (10): Bourn 2, Keppinger, Pence 2, Sullivan 2, P.Feliz, Manzella 2.

New York strikeouts (8): Granderson, Cano, Swisher 3, Posada, Huffman, R.Pena.

Houston IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Moehler (L 0-3) 42/3   4   4   4   5   4   99   6.32

G.Chacin 0   0   2   2   2   0   10   2.92

Daigle 1/3   2   1   1   1   1   20   2.70

W.Wright 2/3   3   2   1   0   1   21   5.40

W.Lopez 11/3   0   0   0   0   1   16   4.13

Fulchino 1   0   0   0   2   1   32   7.50

New York IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

P.Hughes (W 9-1) 52/3   7   5   5   2   6   110   3.11

D.Marte 1/3   0   0   0   0   1   5   3.09

Park 1   0   0   0   0   1   8   5.71

Chamberlain 1   1   0   0   0   0   10   4.76

M.Rivera 1   0   0   0   0   2   15   1.21

G.Chacin pitched to 2 batters in the 5th. IR-S: G.Chacin 1-0, Daigle 3-3, W.Lopez 2-0. HBP: by Fulchino (Teixeira). WP: Daigle. Umpires: Home, Ted Barrett; First, Tony Randazzo; Second, Brian Gorman; Third, Paul Nauert. T: 3:38. A: 46,832 (50,287).

Braves 7, Twins 3

MINNEAPOLIS - Troy Glaus homered twice and tied a career high with four hits to power Atlanta past Minnesota, as the Braves took two of three in an interleague series between division leaders.

Kris Medlen (4-1) tossed a career-high eight innings in his 11th career start, and held the Twins scoreless until Delmon Young's three-run homer with two outs in the seventh.

Glaus, who had three RBIs, hit his 13th and 14th home runs in consecutive at-bats in the fifth and seventh. It was the 29th multihomer game of his career and first since Aug. 9, 2008.

Atlanta 410 010 100 – 7 16 0

Minnesota 000 000 300 – 3 4 1

Atlanta AB   R   H   BI   Avg.      Minnesota AB   R   H   BI   Avg.

Prado 2b 4   1   3   1   .332      Punto 2b 3   0   0   0   .221

Conrad 3b 5   1   1   0   .280      Plouffe ss 4   0   0   0   .130

Heyward rf 5   1   2   1   .265      Mauer dh 3   1   1   0   .319

McCann c 4   1   0   0   .260      Morneau 1b 4   0   0   0   .350

Glaus 1b 5   3   4   3   .290      Cuddyer cf 4   1   1   0   .277

Hinske dh 5   0   2   1   .316      Kubel rf 4   0   1   0   .246

Y.Escobar ss 4   0   2   0   .243      Delm.Young lf 3   1   1   3   .285

Me.Cabrera lf 5   0   0   0   .249      B.Harris 3b 3   0   0   0   .160

G.Blanco cf 4   0   2   0   .400      Butera c 3   0   0   0   .135

Totals 41   7   16   6         Totals 31   3   4   3      

E: Punto (3). LOB: Atlanta 10, Minnesota 3. 2B: Heyward (12), Hinske 2 (14), Y.Escobar (9), Kubel (9). HR: Prado (6), off Slowey; Glaus (12), off Slowey; Glaus (13), off Mijares; Delm.Young (8), off Medlen. RBIs: Prado (29), Heyward (43), Glaus 3 (49), Hinske (24), Delm.Young 3 (40). CS: Heyward (4). RLSP: Atlanta 5 (Me.Cabrera 3, Conrad, McCann); Minnesota 2 (B.Harris, Kubel). RA: Morneau, Delm.Young. GIDP: Me.Cabrera. DP: Minnesota 2 (Butera, Butera, Plouffe), (Morneau, Plouffe).

Atlanta walks (3): Prado, McCann, Y.Escobar.

Minnesota walks (2): Punto, Mauer.

Atlanta strikeouts (8): Conrad, Heyward 2, McCann 2, Hinske, Y.Escobar, G.Blanco.

Minnesota strikeouts (6): Punto, Plouffe 2, Morneau, Kubel 2.

Atlanta IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Medlen (W 4-1) 8   4   3   3   1   5   92   3.23

Venters 1   0   0   0   1   1   18   0.98

Minnesota IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Slowey (L 7-4) 42/3   9   6   5   1   6   89   3.84

Mahay 11/3   3   0   0   0   1   26   4.67

Mijares 2/3   2   1   1   0   0   16   2.77

Crain 1/3   1   0   0   2   0   18   5.26

Duensing 1   0   0   0   0   1   12   1.75

Al.Burnett 1   1   0   0   0   0   13   2.37

Crain pitched to 2 batters in the 8th. IR-S: Crain 1-0, Duensing 2-0. WP: Slowey, Crain. Umpires: Home, Brian Runge; First, Mike Winters; Second, Hunter Wendelstedt; Third, Jerry Layne. T: 2:47. A: 39,772 (39,504).

Marlins 6, Rays 1

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Rookie Mike Stanton knocked in two runs to back up Chris Volstad's solid pitching as Florida stopped Tampa Bay to take the Sunshine State interleague series.

Rays first baseman Carlos Pena was hitless, ending his streak of six games with at least one homer. He finished two games shy of the major-league record held by Dale Long (Pittsburgh, 1956), Don Mattingly (New York Yankees, 1987) and Ken Griffey Jr. (Seattle, 1993).

The Rays had held sole possession of first place for 51 days, but the loss enabled the Yankees to tie them.

Florida 000 104 100 – 6 10 1

Tampa Bay 000 100 000 – 1 6 0

Florida AB   R   H   BI   Avg.      Tampa Bay AB   R   H   BI   Avg.

Coghlan lf 3   0   0   0   .278      Jaso dh 3   0   1   0   .281

G.Sanchez 1b 5   0   1   0   .281      Crawford lf 4   1   1   0   .296

H.Ramirez ss 4   1   2   0   .285      Longoria 3b 3   0   0   0   .320

Cantu dh 5   1   2   1   .288      C.Pena 1b 4   0   0   0   .193

Uggla 2b 4   1   1   1   .262      Zobrist rf 3   0   0   1   .308

C.Ross cf 5   1   0   0   .291      B.Upton cf 3   0   0   0   .239

Stanton rf 2   1   2   2   .368      Shoppach c 4   0   0   0   .208

Helms 3b 4   1   1   2   .282      S.Rodriguez 2b 3   0   3   0   .288

R.Paulino c 2   0   1   0   .303      Brignac ss 3   0   1   0   .303

Totals 34   6   10   6         Totals 30   1   6   1      

E: R.Paulino (4). LOB: Florida 9, Tampa Bay 8. 2B: H.Ramirez (14), Uggla (14), S.Rodriguez (11). HR: Cantu (9), off Niemann; Helms (2), off Niemann. RBIs: Cantu (46), Uggla (37), Stanton 2 (4), Helms 2 (9), Zobrist (32). SB: H.Ramirez 2 (11), C.Ross (5), Stanton (2), Crawford (21), S.Rodriguez 2 (2). SF: Uggla, Zobrist. RLSP: Florida 6 (Uggla 2, H.Ramirez 2, G.Sanchez, C.Ross); Tampa Bay 4 (Jaso, Longoria 3). RA: G.Sanchez 2, Cantu, C.Pena. GIDP: Helms 2, Crawford, Brignac. DP: Florida 2 (Helms, Uggla, G.Sanchez), (H.Ramirez, G.Sanchez); Tampa Bay 2 (Brignac, S.Rodriguez, C.Pena), (Brignac, S.Rodriguez, C.Pena).

Florida walks (7): Coghlan 2, H.Ramirez, Stanton 2, R.Paulino 2.

Tampa Bay walks (5): Jaso, Longoria, B.Upton, S.Rodriguez, Brignac.

Florida strikeouts (7): Coghlan 3, Uggla, C.Ross 3.

Tampa Bay strikeouts (6): Jaso, C.Pena, Zobrist, Shoppach 2, Brignac.

Florida IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Volstad (W 4-6) 6   4   1   1   4   3   109   4.25

Tankersley 2/3   1   0   0   1   1   20   4.50

Sanches 11/3   0   0   0   0   1   18   3.38

Nunez 1   1   0   0   0   1   12   2.10

Tampa Bay IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Niemann (L 6-1) 6   9   5   5   3   4   99   2.83

Wheeler 1   1   1   1   0   1   20   3.26

Cormier 2/3   0   0   0   3   0   22   3.86

Benoit 11/3   0   0   0   1   2   27   0.57

IR-S: Sanches 2-0, Benoit 2-0. Umpires: Home, Derryl Cousins; First, Marvin Hudson; Second, Jim Joyce; Third, Jim Wolf. T: 3:23. A: 25,442 (36,973).