Originally posted on Waiting For Next Year  |  Last updated 8/19/12

There was a sign of life, but it was far too late. The Indians struck for four ninth inning runs, but Bartolo Colon had shut them down for eight innings and the offense was lifeless prior to that as the A’s took game two of the series 8-5. Carlos Santana, Shin-Soo Choo, and Brent Lillibridge all had homers to account for the team’s five runs late in the ballgame. Corey Kluber pitched five innings, allowing four runs on four hits. The Indians try to prevent the sweep this afternoon with Justin Masterson facing Jarrod Parker.

Scoring Summary Bot 3rd: Oakland - J. Donaldson grounded out to shortstop, C. Pennington scored, C. Crisp to third - J. Reddick doubled to left center, C. Crisp scored - Y. Cespedes homered to deep left, J. Reddick scored Bot 6th: Oakland - G. Kottaras singled to right, C. Carter scored Top 7th: Cleveland - C. Santana homered to deep center Bot 7th: Oakland - Y. Cespedes singled to left, J. Weeks scored, J. Donaldson to second Bot 8th: Oakland - C. Crisp tripled to deep right center, G. Kottaras and J. Weeks scored Top 9th: Cleveland - S. Choo homered to deep right, A. Cabrera scored - B. Lillibridge homered to deep left center, M. Brantley scored  Cleveland AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB Season Avg J. Kipnis 2b 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .254 A. Cabrera ss 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .284 S. Choo rf 4 1 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 .284 C. Santana c 4 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 2 .237 M. Brantley cf 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .294 S. Duncan dh 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 .206 C. Kotchman 1b 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .227     B. Lillibridge ph 1 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 .200 J. Hannahan 3b 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .225     J. Donald ph 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .237 E. Carrera lf 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 .350  Totals 36 5 10 5 3 0 5 0 8  Batting 2B - A Cabrera (29, B Colon). HR - S Choo (15, 9th inning off E Scribner 1 on, 0 Out), C Santana (13, 7th inning off B Colon 0 on, 2 Out), B Lillibridge (3, 9th inning off J Blevins 1 on, 2 Out). RBI - S Choo 2 (49), C Santana (54), B Lillibridge 2 (7). 2-out RBI - C Santana, B Lillibridge 2. GIDP - C Santana. Team LOB - 4.  Fielding E - A Cabrera (16, throw); J Hannahan (9, field). DP - 1 (C Kotchman-A Cabrera-C Kluber).  Oakland AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB Season Avg C. Crisp cf 4 1 1 2 0 1 0 1 1 .246 J. Donaldson 3b 5 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 .205 J. Reddick rf 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 .253 Y. Cespedes lf 4 1 2 3 1 0 1 0 1 .306 C. Carter dh 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 2 .274 B. Moss 1b 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 .233 G. Kottaras c 3 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 .211 C. Pennington ss 3 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 .197 J. Weeks 2b 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 .219  Totals 31 8 9 8 1 6 4 2 14  Batting 2B - J Reddick (22, C Kluber); C Carter (7, F Herrmann). 3B - C Crisp (5, C Seddon). HR - Y Cespedes (16, 3rd inning off C Kluber 1 on, 2 Out). S - J Weeks. RBI - C Crisp 2 (30), J Donaldson (11), J Reddick (61), Y Cespedes 3 (60), G Kottaras (3). 2-out RBI - C Crisp 2, J Reddick, Y Cespedes 3, G Kottaras. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - J Donaldson 1, C Carter 1. GIDP - B Moss. Team LOB - 6.  Base Running SB - C Crisp (26, 2nd base off C Kluber/C Santana), C Pennington (13, 3rd base off C Kluber/C Santana). CS - B Moss (1, 2nd base by C Kluber/C Santana).  Fielding DP - 1 (J Weeks-C Pennington-B Moss).  Cleveland IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA C. Kluber (L, 0-2) 5.0 4 4 0 3 2 1 1.77 6.27 F. Herrmann 1.1 2 2 2 1 1 0 1.41 4.76 C. Allen 0.2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.15 0.00 C. Seddon 1.0 1 2 2 2 1 0 1.86 5.79  Oakland IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA B. Colon (W, 10-9) 8.0 5 1 1 0 3 1 1.21 3.43 E. Scribner 0.2 3 3 3 0 1 1 1.12 2.75 J. Blevins 0.0 2 1 1 0 0 1 1.14 2.70 G. Balfour (S, 11) 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.96 2.56 Pitches-strikes - C Kluber 95-56; F Herrmann 30-17; C Allen 20-13; C Seddon 29-15; B Colon 103-74; E Scribner 22-13; J Blevins 9-6; G Balfour 6-6. Ground balls-fly balls - C Kluber 6-5; F Herrmann 1-3; C Allen 2-2; C Seddon 1-1; B Colon 10-9; E Scribner 1-1; J Blevins 0-1; G Balfour 0-0. Batters faced - C Kluber 21; F Herrmann 7; C Allen 4; C Seddon 6; B Colon 28; E Scribner 5; J Blevins 2; G Balfour 1. Game Details Umpires: HP–Sam Holbrook. 1B–Andy Fletcher. 2B–Rob Drake. 3B–Joe West.
Weather: 65 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 12 mph, out to right.
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