Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 8/19/12

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Coco Crisp hit a three-run homer and had a career-high-tying five RBIs and Jarrod Parker pitched eight shutout innings, giving up four hits, as the Oakland Athletics routed the Cleveland Indians 7-0 on Sunday afternoon.

Oakland has won four straight to move to a season-high-tying 10 games over .500 to stay a half game behind Baltimore for the second Wild Card spot.

Cleveland's Justin Masterson (9-11) was shelled for seven runs on nine hits in 5 2/3 innings.

The Indians have struggled since the All-Star break, losing 26 of 36 games, falling to 11 1/2 games back in the American League Central.

Adding insult to injury in the ninth, Casey Kotchman hit a high pop up that fell between third baseman Josh Donaldson and shortstop Cliff Pennington. Although Kotchman singled, he was thrown out on the play, wandering off first base.

The A's scored the first of their seven runs in the third inning. Pennington was hit by a pitch, advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt by Jemile Weeks and scored on a single to right by Crisp.

Brandon Moss hit his 13th home run in the fourth.

The A's broke the game open in the fifth inning. Pennington and Weeks singled. With two runners on, Crisp homered to right field.

In the bottom of the sixth, after Pennington reached with one out on a fielder's choice, Weeks doubled him home, and Crisp collected his fifth RBI with a run-scoring single to center, making it a 7-0 cushion.

NOTES: Masterson has never won at the Oakland Coliseum falling to 0-4 wtih a 9.13 ERA (22.2 innings, 23 earned runs) in five games, four starts. ... Cleveland is 1-5 on its nine-game road trip. ... The Indians have also lost eight of their last nine day games since the All-Star break. ... The A's have hit 92 home runs in 66 games since June 4,

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