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Adam Dunn hit a two-run homer off Edinson Volquez, who had a rough time in his second start since elbow surgery, and the Washington Nationals beat the Cincinnati Reds 7-1 on Thursday for a split of their four-game series.
Stephen Strasburg, Washington's hard-throwing rookie, contained the Cincinnati Reds' high-scoring lineup Wednesday night, and a slumping Nationals offense finally came around behind Cristian Guzman's homer, pulling away to an 8-5 victory.
Third baseman Scott Rolen got a cortisone shot in his right hamstring on Monday, leaving the Cincinnati Reds without one of the catalysts for their turnaround season.
Washington Nationals right fielder Austin Kearns will undergo arthroscopic surgery to remove loose bodies in his right elbow today. He is expected to miss three to four weeks.
Back in the National League and reunited with general manager Jim Bowden and some former Cincinnati Reds teammates, newly acquired slugger Wily Mo Pena yesterday acted like someone who was just glad to be here. Which, in fact, he was.