Michael Brantley #23 of the Cleveland Indians hits a solo home run during the second inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Progressive Field on July 5, 2012 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
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CLEVELAND, OH - It's the second time this month that Masterson (10-11) has busted a long losing streak for the Indians. On Aug. 8, he beat Minnesota and stopped Cleveland's 11-game slide, one loss shy of the club record.
Brantley homered in the first inning off Hiroki Kuroda (12-9), and the Indians, who were in playoff contention in late July, held on to win for just the fifth time in 27 games. Cleveland is 5-18 in August.
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