Found August 30, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
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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