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CLEVELAND -- For a team leading the wildcard race, the Oakland A's couldn't have hand-picked a better opponent to play in the four-game series that ended Thursday. The A's, who have won six games in a row, and 12 of their last 14, took advantage of the reeling Cleveland Indians, belting four home runs and beating Cleveland 12-7. Oakland is 9-2 vs. Cleveland this year. With the victory the A's maintained their one-game lead over Baltimore in the wildcard race while completing their first four-game sweep of the Indians in Cleveland since 2002. The A's, who got home runs from Coco Crisp, Cliff Pennington, Josh Reddick and Josh Donaldson, took control of the game with a 10-run outburst in the middle innings. "We played against a team we really needed to take a series from," said Reddick. "We had a great opportunity to move up in the standings against a team we've played well against all year, and we did just that." For the Indians, i...
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The Indians exploded for seven runs! Seven! That’s the most runs they’ve scored since an 8 run loss to the Tigers on August 5th. And they lost.
Bot 1st: Cleveland
- J. Kipnis homered to deep center
Top 3rd: Oakland
- C. Crisp homered to deep right
Top 4th: Oakland
- G. Kottaras doubled to shallow center, Y. Cespedes, S. Smith and J. Donaldson...
Last night while trying to avoid the actual topic of the Indians losing to the A’s 1 I decided it would be interesting to start discussing what kind of price Shin-Soo Choo could demand on the open market. We all like Choo (I think.) He is a player who should be part of any team’s solution as opposed to an issue. Still, he’s not to the level of a big-time premier free agent...
Just like our beloved Indians, we’re scraping the bottom of the roster here at WFNY. Instead of the incomparably talented TD or Jon, I will be bringing you a recap of last night’s game. I do hope you enjoy.
For all you moviegoers who’ve seen “The Dark Knight Rises”, you might recall the line, “There cannot be true despair without hope.” I’ve tried to maintain some...
The Cleveland Indians watched as the A’s rocked Justin Masterson for 8 runs. The Indians were swept in the series with Oakland and now have 5 losses in a row. The Indians don’t have one positive thing taking place on the field. If they get good pitching from their starters the infielders make a bunch of errors to give their opponent extra outs and the lead in games. For Masterson...
The Indians game with the A's on Thursday started at 12:05 PM. Zack Meisel of MLB.com took this picture and posted it on Twitter at 12:02, just three minutes before first pitched. He said he counted 1,555 fans in the crowd.
I mean...wow. That's bad. The Indians are just 11-34 since the All-Star Break, and haven't drawn a crowd of more than 15,000 in this series...
Goodness gracious, Cleveland Indians fans. That’s Major League-level apathy right there. The photo, courtesy of a tweet from MLB.com’s Zack Meisel at 12:02 p.m. for a 12:05 game at Progressive Field for a matinee against the Oakland Athletics (Meisel tweets that he counted 1,555 fans in the crowd), pretty much provides photographic evidence that the entire [...]
Which route should I take this time after another loss and a sweep at the hands of the Oakland Athletics?
Should I discuss how after another uninspiring outing, Justin Masterson continues to be unimpressive while catching about 2% of the heat Ubaldo Jimenez does, despite the fact that they have been essentially the same exact pitcher most of the season?
Masterson couldn’t get out...
At this time of year, it's important for playoff hopefuls to take advantage of games against non-contending clubs.
The Oakland Athletics have had no trouble adhering to this standard against the Cleveland Indians.
The surging Athletics look to beat the free-falling Indians for the seventh time in as many meetings over the last two weeks in Thursday's season finale at Progressive...
With the worst months in Indians history over there wasn't much movement up or down the power rankings. Most of the movement that did occur happened because seven new players were added to the 25 man roster.
1. Shin-Soo Choo Even (+1)
30 SO: This is the first time for Choo in the number one spot after being held by Hafner for a month, then Kipnis for the rest of the year...
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Jarrod Parker pitched into the sixth inning and Oakland hit four home runs, leading the Athletics to their sixth straight win, a 12-7 victory over the free-falling Cleveland Indians on Thursday and a sweep of the four-game series.
Oakland, which has won eight of nine, maintained its one-game lead over Baltimore for the top spot in the AL wild card race. George...
Josh Donaldson hit a three-run homer and five Oakland Athletics pitchers combined to beat the Cleveland Indians 8-4 on Wednesday night.
Oakland took over the AL wild-card lead by one game over Baltimore with its 11th win in 13 games as Travis Blackley (5-3) gave up two runs over 5 2-3 innings. Ryan Cook got four outs for his 13th save.
Donaldson connected off rookie Corey Kluber...
Tommy Milone pitched six shut out innings as the Oakland Athletics continued to hand the Cleveland Indians another loss. The Athletics pitchers gave up 8 hits but the Indians couldn’t score any runs. The Athletics handed the Indians their second shut out in a row. The A’s got on the board scoring 2 runs in the second inning then they scored 2 more in the third. The team was able...
The only downside for the Oakland Athletics is that they don't play the Cleveland Indians again this season.
Oakland capped a four-game sweep of the free-falling Indians with a 12-7 victory on Thursday. The Athletics, who have won six straight and eight of nine, finish the season series against Cleveland with an 8-2 record. After dropping the first two games in April, Oakland...
Player of the Game
Casey Kotchman hit a 9th inning home run, giving him tonight's Player of the Game with a score of 4.48.
August is officially over. Maybe it was just an August curse and the Indians will go back to playing winning baseball and finish strong in September. The Indians have the opportunity to expand their rosters soon, so maybe some young blood...
Ubaldo Jimenez gave up four runs in 5.2 innings and the Tribe dropped their 15th game out of 16 tries. The Indians face the Rangers tomorrow night at Progressive Field. Robert Hernandez will take the mound against Texas lefty Scott Feldman, first pitch is 7:05pm.