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  • Cleveland Indians' Jay Bruce watches a pop fly that dropped between Tampa Bay Rays left fielder Corey Dickerson and third baseman Trevor Plouffe for an RBI double during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Nesius)

  • Cleveland Indians starter Mike Clevinger pitches against the Tampa Bay Rays during the first inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, in St. Petersburg, Fla. Both teams are wearing throw-back jerseys. (AP Photo/Steve Nesius)

  • Tampa Bay Rays starter Chris Archer pitches against the Cleveland Indians during the first inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, in St. Petersburg, Fla. Both teams are wearing throw-back jerseys. (AP Photo/Steve Nesius)

  • Cleveland Indians' Jay Bruce watches an RBI single off Tampa Bay Rays starter Chris Archer during the sixth inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Nesius)

  • Cleveland Indians' Francisco Lindor, left, scores on a wild pitch from Tampa Bay Rays starter Chris Archer, right, during the third inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, in St. Petersburg, Fla. Archer was covering the plate on the throw from catcher Wilson Ramos. (AP Photo/Steve Nesius)

Saturday, August 12, 2017 9:17 pm

Indians beat Rays behind Clevinger, Bruce, 3-0

By DICK SCANLON Associated Press

ST. PETRSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Jay Bruce drove in his first two runs for the Cleveland Indians and Mike Clevinger struck out nine in seven innings Saturday night in a 3-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays.

Bruce, acquired in a trade from the New York Mets on Wednesday night, drove in the first run with a two-out fly ball that dropped for a double between left fielder Corey Dickerson and third baseman Trevor Plouffe in the first inning.

After leading off the third with a double, Francisco Lindor scored on Chris Archer's two-out wild pitch to make it 2-0.

Bruce drove in another run with a single in the fifth after Jose Ramirez's leadoff double.

Clevinger (6-4) won for the first time in four starts since the All-Star break, giving up four hits and one walk in seven innings.

Cody Allen pitched the ninth for his 20th save.

It was 10th time the Rays were shut out this season, most in the majors.