Bert Blyleven pitched a five-hitter for his 200th major league victory as Cleveland won at home.
Blyleven (5-6) became the 83rd pitcher to reach the 200-victory mark. Other active pitchers include Steve Carlton of Philadelphia (314 victories), Tom Seaver of Chicago (295 victories), Phil Niekro of the New York Yankees (291), Don Sutton of Oakland (284) and Jerry Koosman of Philadelphia (217).
Blyleven, 34, who began his career in 1970 with Minnesota, has lost 173 games.
"Two hundred wins is very nice, especially while pitching in Cleveland and seeing the fans react the way they did," said Blyleven, who has been asking the Indians to trade him for more than a year. "I guess this was my swan song. I don't think about leaving. I know my being traded is in the horizon, but until that day dawns, I'll pitch my butt off for the Indians."
Against Oakland, the right-hander walked three and struck out seven to get his seventh complete game of the season and lower his ERA to 3.48. The only run he allowed was unearned because of Julio Franco's two first-inning errors; Franco leads the majors with 21 errors.
After Oakland scored in the top of the first, the Indians took a 2-1 lead in their half of the inning. Brett Butler singled and scored on Franco's double, and Brook Jacoby followed with an RBI single.