Indians rock Astros 9-2 for another 4-game sweep

Indians rock Astros 9-2 for another 4-game sweep
September 22, 2013, 4:36 pm
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Former Cincinnati Reds and Cleveland Indians pitcher Dave Burba throws a ceremonial pitch before a baseball game between the Houston Astros and the Indians Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

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CLEVELAND (AP) Michael Brantley and Michael Bourn had two RBIs apiece as the Cleveland Indians, clinging tightly to a wild-card spot, became the first team in 52 years to post six sweeps of a four-game series in a season with a 9-2 win Sunday over the Houston Astros.

The Astros lost their season-high ninth straight.

Brantley hit a two-out RBI single in the fourth inning off Erik Bedard (4-12) and Bourn tripled in a four-run sixth as the Indians maintained their slim lead over Texas in the AL wild-card scramble with one week left.

Carlos Santana homered for Cleveland.

According to STATS, the Indians are the first team since the 1961 New York Yankees to sweep six four-games series. The Yankees went on to win the World Series that season.