CLEVELAND — With another four-game sweep, the Indians matched a feat last accomplished by the 1961 Yankees.
Now, they'd like to repeat something else those Bronx Bombers did in October.
Michael Brantley and Michael Bourn had two RBIs each as Cleveland, clinging to one of the AL's two wild-card spots, 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 Astros.
According to STATS, the Indians are the first team to accomplish that feat since the '61 Yankees, who went on to win the World Series.
"We've got a week to go and we're in a fun spot," Indians manager Terry Francona said. "We have to keep winning."
Brantley hit a two-out RBI single in the fourth inning off Erik Bedard and Bourn tripled in a four-run sixth as the Indians moved 11/2 games ahead of Texas in the wild-card scramble.