Houston, TX -- Ubaldo Jimenez tossed 6 2/3 shutout innings to lead the Cleveland Indians past the Houston Astros, 2-0, in the first of a three-game interleague set at Minute Maid Park.
Jimenez (7-5) gave up just four hits and struck out eight as the Indians won their fourth straight.
Asdrubal Cabrera scored and drove in a run and Michael Brantley also had an RBI for the Tribe, who are coming off a three-game sweep of the Cincinnati Reds.
Chris Perez struck out the side in the ninth to pick up his major-league best 23rd save.
Lucas Harrell (6-6) allowed a run on two hits and had a career-high nine strikeouts over seven frames for the Astros.
Chris Johnson had two hits and Brian Bogusevic doubled for Houston, losers in three straight and eight of its last 10.
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