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CLEVELAND -- Ubaldo Jimenez pitched eight scoreless innings as the Cleveland Indians shut out Texas for the second consecutive day, completing a three-game weekend sweep with a 6-0 victory on Sunday.

Jimenez (8-5) held the Rangers to two hits, striking out six and walking three, to get the win after three Indians pitchers combined on a 1-0 shutout on Saturday night. Cleveland pitchers have worked 21 consecutive scoreless innings.

The Indians, who have won four games in a row, got three hits from Nick Swisher, a two-run double from Michael Bourn and a home run from Mike Aviles.

Texas starter Alexi Ogando (4-3) came into Sunday's game with a 0.84 ERA in eight career appearances, including two starts, against Clevelan, and held the Indians scoreless on four hits through the first four innings.

Cleveland reached Ogando for a run in the fifth with a rally that began with two outs and nobody on base. Bourn drew a walk and went to third on Swisher's third hit of the game, a single to center. Jason Kipnis followed that with a single to right, scoring Bourn and giving Cleveland a 1-0 lead.

Kipnis' hit knocked Ogando out of the game. In 4 2/3 innings, Ogando threw 92 pitches and gave up one run and six hits with one strikeout and two walks.

The Indians extended their lead to 4-0 with a three-run sixth against reliever Robbie Ross.

Michael Brantley led off the inning with a single and went to second on a single by Carlos Santana. Ross retired the next two batters and it looked like the Cleveland rally had stalled. But Yan Gomes poked a single through the infield, scoring Brantley to make it 2-0. Bourn followed with a double to left center, scoring Santana and Gomes and giving Cleveland a 4-0 lead.

Aviles added two insurance runs with a two-run homer off reliever Ross Wolf in the eighth.

NOTES: Rangers SS Elvis Andrus doubled in the first inning to extend his hitting streak against Cleveland to 37 games, which are all the games that Andrus has played against the Indians during his career. ...Yu Darvish has 15 career games of 10-plus strikeouts. That is third most on the Rangers' career list behind Nolan Ryan (34 games) and Bobby Witt (24). ... In his last two appearances on Friday and Saturday, Indians closer Chris Perez pitched a total of three innings and retired all nine batters he has faced, on 24 pitches. ... Indians DH Jason Giambi needs nine hits to reach 2,000 for his career.
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