Salazar allows 3 hits in 6 innings, Indians beat Rays 6-0

Cleveland Indians' Rajai Davis dives back to first ahead of the throw to Tampa Bay Rays first baseman Logan Morrison during Thursday's first inning. AP Photo

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Danny Salazar gave up three hits in six innings, Marlon Byrd hit one of three Cleveland home runs and the Indians beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-0 Thursday.

Cleveland took two of three in the series, limiting the Rays to 15 hits. The Indians allowed 13 hits in sweeping a four-game series at Tropicana Field last June 29-July 2.

Salazar (2-0) struck out nine and walked three. Zach McAllister, Bryan Shaw and Trevor Bauer completed a five-hitter.

Chris Archer (0-3) gave up three runs and seven hits in 5 1/3 innings. He is 0-6 with a 5.83 ERA in nine starts since beating Baltimore on Aug. 31.

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