CLEVELAND -- 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.