Justin Masterson pitched into the 8th inning and did not allow a run as the Indians beat Texas 1-0 on Saturday night at Progressive Field. Yu Darvish took the loss, he was also excellent. The Rangers' ace struck out 11 batters in six innings of work. His lone mistake was to the first Indians hitter of the game. Michael Bourn lead off the bottom of the first with a solo homer. It was all Masterson needed.
The Indians All-Star went 7 2/3rds innings allowing five hits and a walk, he struck out eight. Joe Smith came on to get the last out of the 8th inning. Chris Perez slammed the door in the ninth for his 14th save of the season.
The Indians will play for the series sweep on Sunday.