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Indians' Jimenez beats Rays 7-3

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CLEVELAND (AP) - Ubaldo Jimenez struck out eight over six innings and Shelley Duncan hit a two-run homer to help the Cleveland Indians beat the Tampa Bay Rays 7-3 Saturday.

The Indians got three doubles in the second inning off rookie Matt Moore (5-6) as they jumped to a 3-0 lead.

Jimenez (8-7) allowed a two-run homer to Luke Scott in the fourth, but otherwise was in command. The right-hander gave up five hits and walked only one.

Duncan's homer - his fourth in his past six games - came off reliever Wade Davis and made it 7-2 in the eighth.

Cleveland's fourth win in five games kept the second-place Indians three games behind the Chicago White Sox in the AL Central. The Rays have lost nine of 13.

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