The outlook for the Cleveland Indians changed considerably over the weekend.
The Indians shut out Texas for the second straight day, 6-0 Sunday to complete a three-game sweep and give Cleveland its fourth straight victory.
Ubaldo Jimenez (8-5) allowed two hits in eight scoreless innings - matching his longest outing of the season - and the Indians recorded their major league-leading 14th shutout.
''Sometimes you catch a team at a good time when they're not hot and you have to take advantage of it,'' Indians manager Terry Francona said.
Cleveland is three games behind Detroit in the AL Central.
The Rangers, who have lost 12 of 15, have seen their normally high-powered offense come to a stop. Texas hasn't scored since the eighth inning of Friday night's 11-8 loss in 11 innings, a stretch of 21 innings. The Rangers are 2-8 since the All-Star break.
''There is a difference between getting beat and losing,'' Rangers manager Ron Washington said. ''The first two games, we got beat. W...