As they enter the final week of the regular season, the Tribe completed a four-game sweep of the worst team in baseball. The Astros dropped to a record of 51-105.
Corey Kluber (10-5) pitched 5 1/3 innings for the Tribe, giving up six hits and two runs. He walked one and struck out six. Seven relievers combined to shut out Houston the rest of the way.
Trailing 2-0, Cleveland scored three times in the fourth inning to take the lead. Carlos Santana doubled to score Jason Kipnis before coming home on a single by Michael Brantley. Mike Aviles broke the 2-2 tie with a single to score Asdrubal Cabrera.
Cleveland ran away with the game by scoring four times in the sixth inning on an RBI single by Brantley, a two-run triple by Bourn and a sacrifice fly by Swisher.
The Tribe scored its last two runs on an RBI single by Aviles in the seventh and Carlos Santana’s 19th homer of the year in the eighth.
The final Sunday home game of the season drew a crowd of 26,168, filling 62 percent of the house.
The Tribe holds the second wild-card spot, 1 1/2 games ahead of the Texas Rangers, and the Indians are only a half-game behind Tampa Bay for the first wild-card berth.
Cleveland will start a two-game series on Tuesday at Progressive Field against the Chicago White Sox.
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