Indians Pitch Fourth Shutout in Seven Games

Tribe starters push scoreless streak to 34 innings in 4-0 win
By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted May 13, 2008 10:16 PM CDT
Oakland Athletics' Bobby Crosby is tagged out by Cleveland Indians third baseman Casey Blake trying to steal third after a strikeout by Donnie Murphy in the fifth inning of a baseball game.   (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)
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(Newser) – 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.