- The Washington Times - Saturday, April 4, 2009

HOUSTON (AP) - Lance Berkman is healthy and ready for the regular season.

Berkman hit a go-ahead RBI double in the sixth inning for the Houston Astros but the Cleveland Indians scored three runs in the ninth for a 4-3 win in the final exhibition game for both teams on Saturday.

Berkman’s health had been a concern after he missed almost a week with tendinitis in his left biceps. But he has looked good in the three games since his return. Houston limited his work by using him as the designated hitter on Saturday after he played five innings in the field the day before.

Cleveland’s Trevor Crowe had a two-run single in the ninth inning.

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