Indians 5, Rays 0

The Sports Xchange
The SportsXchange

CLEVELAND -- Jason Giambi and Asdrubal Cabrera each belted two-run home runs and Ubaldo Jimenez pitched eight strong innings as the Cleveland Indians beat Tampa Bay, 5-0, at Progressive Field on Saturday, snapping the Rays' six-game winning streak.
It was the eighth shutout of the season for Cleveland pitchers, the most in the American League.
Giambi, Cleveland's 42-year-old designated hitter, also had an RBI single as Cleveland bounced back from being one-hit by four Tampa Bay pitchers in a 9-2 loss on Friday.
Jimenez allowed only hits, with seven strikeouts and one walk in picking up his first victory since May 11. He improved his record to 4-3.
Cleveland took a 2-0 lead in the second inning against Tampa Bay right-hander Chris Archer, the eighth starting pitcher the Rays have used in their last 17 games.
Nick Swisher led off the inning with a walk and Giambi hit his fifth home run of the season into the seats in right field. In the third inning, Jason Kipnis doubled and scored on a single to right by Giambi making it a 3-0 Cleveland lead.
In the fifth inning Kipnis led off with a single and Cabrera followed with a long home run over the wall in right field, his fifth of the season.
Archer (0-1), who was originally drafted and signed by the Indians, pitched four innings, giving up five runs on seven hits. He struck out four and walked three.
Tampa Bay, which had 11 hits, five for extra bases including three home runs on Friday, couldn't do much with Jimenez, who threw 108 pitches, 72 of them strikes in giving the Cleveland bullpen a much-needed break.
The Indians used five relievers in Friday's game, but only one on Saturday, Vinnie Pestano, who pitched the ninth inning.
The Rays only got two base runners as far as second base against Jimenez.
The closest Tampa Bay came to scoring was in the seventh inning, when Desmond Jennings doubled with one out. But Jimenez pitched out of that jam by striking out Luke Scott and retiring Ryan Roberts on a fly ball to center field.
Cleveland got two hits each from Kipnis, Giambi and Mike Aviles.
NOTES: Before the game, the Indians selected the contract of right-handed reliever Matt Langwell from Class AAA Columbus. ... The Indians also optioned left-hander Scott Barnes to Columbus. In seven relief appearances with the Indians, Barnes was 0-1 with a 7.27 ERA. ... Friday night's game, which was delayed by rain three times for a total of nearly five hours, ended at 2:53 a.m. EDT Saturday. That's the latest any game has ended in Tampa Bay history. ... Rays first baseman James Loney's two home run game on Friday was the third multi-homer game of his career, and the first since Sept. 7, 2007, with the Dodgers at San Francisco.

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