ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) – Aaron Civale gave up just three singles in six scoreless innings, Yu Chang homered and Cleveland closed its 107th and final season under the Cleveland Indians name with a 6-0 victory Sunday over a few. 102-loss Texas Rangers.
The Indians (80-82), who will be called the Cleveland Guardians starting next season, ended their first season with a losing record since 2012. That ended an eight-year streak with a winning record, a streak tied for the longest. in franchise history and that he fell one season away from the mark of one of the original 1901 American League teams that later became the Indians in 1915.
Four relievers, including right-hander Bryan Shaw, replaced Civale (12-5) to complete Cleveland’s ninth shutout this season. Shaw retired the only batter he faced in his 81st game – participating in exactly half of the season’s games – and extended the franchise record with 459 career relief starts.
For the Indians, the Dominicans Amed Rosario 4-1 with scored and RBI, José Ramírez 5-1 with scored run, and Franmil Reyes 3-0 with scored. Colombian Oscar Mercado 4-1 with a push Venezuelan Andrés Giménez 3-0.
For the Rangers, Leody Taveras 1-0. The Venezuelan Yonny Hernández 3-0. The Cubans Adolis García 4-0, and Andy Ibáñez 4-1.