Paul Byrd and two Cleveland relievers combined for the Indians' fourth shutout in seven games with a 4-0 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday. Byrd (2-3) allowed five hits over 7 1-3 innings, striking out seven without a walk. The right-hander extended the Indians' scoreless streak to 34 innings by their starting staff.
The last run allowed by a Cleveland starter came Friday night in the fifth inning against Toronto by C.C. Sabathia _ the only run yielded by an Indians starter in the last 39 innings. Travis Hafner singled home a first-inning run off Justin Duchscherer (3-2) and Ryan Garko hit a three-run homer off Andrew Brown in the eighth.