CLEVELAND — After a night that left fans disgruntled by rain delays and a poor performance, the Cleveland Indians came back to life Saturday to shut out the Tampa Bay Rays.
The Tribe’s 5-0 victory snapped the Rays’ season-long winning streak at six games.
Jason Giabmi put the Indians on the board with a 2-run homer to right-center field in the bottom of the 2nd.
At his next at bat in the 3rd, he produced a 2-out RBI single.
Asdrubal Cabrera hit his fifth home run of the season in the 5th, giving the Indians the 5-0 advantage.
Ubaldo Jimenez held the Rays scoreless for eight innings while Chris Archer lasted only four while giving up five earned runs on seven hits.
The Rays brought in Alex Torres who managed four scoreless innings.
The rubber match takes place at Progressive Field Sunday at 1:05 p.m.