7:05 PM ET, July 27, 2013
Progressive Field, Cleveland, Ohio
CLEVELAND -- Justin Masterson's teammates gave him one run of support. Cleveland's ace, with a little help from the bullpen, made sure that was enough.Masterson took a shutout into the eighth inning and outdueled Texas' Yu Darvish in the Indians' 1-0 win on Saturday night.
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Beltre struck out in the first, ending a stretch of 83 straight plate appearances without a strikeout. His previous strikeout was on July 3 against Seattle. ... OF David Murphy wasn't in the lineup despite being 4 for 4 with two homers against Masterson. Washington said Murphy will play Sunday in the series finale. ... Bourn has seven career leadoff homers. ... RHP Josh Tomlin (Tommy John surgery) pitched a scoreless inning in his first minor league rehab start for the Indians team in the Arizona rookie league on Friday. Tomlin, who had the surgery last season, is expected to return in 2014. ... Indians RHP Ubaldo Jimenez (7-5) takes on Rangers RHP Alexi Ogando (4-2) in the finale of the three-game series Sunday at 1:05 p.m. Ogando is 3-0 with a 0.84 ERA in eight career games against Cleveland.
CLEVELAND, OH - JULY 27: Starting pitcher Yu Darvish #11 of the Texas Rangers pitches during the first inning...(Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
Regular Season Series
|1st||M Bourn homered to right (350 feet).||0||1|
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|Stadium||Progressive Field, Cleveland, OH|
|Attendance||24,422 (57.8% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||72 degrees, cloudy|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Mark Wegner, First Base - Marvin Hudson, Second Base - Jordan Baker, Third Base - Tim McClelland|
From Elias: Elvis Andrus has a hit in 36 straight games vs the Indians, tied for the third-longest streak by a player against one team since 1900.[+]
Michael Bourn now has 2 HR in his last 3 games. He had 2 HR in his first 72 games.
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