CLEVELAND (AP) -- Corey Kluber pitched eight shutout innings and the Cleveland Indians spoiled Stephen Strasburg's return with a 2-0 win over the Washington Nationals on Sunday.
Kluber (5-4) escaped three big jams to win for the first time in 11 career starts at Progressive Field.
Kluber gave up seven hits, struck out eight and didn't walk a batter. He wiggled out of trouble in the seventh after the Nationals loaded the bases with no outs.
Strasburg (3-6), activated from the disabled list before the game, held the Indians to one run and one hit in five innings. Making his first start since May 31 when he strained a muscle in his back, the right-hander struck out four, walked four and threw 82 pitches.
Strasburg had gone 2-0 with a 1.17 ERA over a three-start stretch (three earned runs in 23 innings) before exiting his last appearance after two innings against Atlanta. He was placed on the disabled list six days later but was cleared to return following Thursday's bullpen session in ...