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The Indians opened up a three-game set in Oakland last night against the relevant again Athletics. The Indians struck first in a big way, but their starting pitching failed them again as did the bullpen while the offense powered down after the fourth inning in a 6-4 loss.
Zach McAllister started out strong, and for the first three innings, pitched like the guy who has quickly become the most consistent and effective starter after being a Columbus Clipper for a good chunk of the first half of 2012. He scattered a few hits, but he was able to keep the ball on the ground and add a few strikeouts with that low-90′s fastball.
In the fourth inning, the Indians got their first three on base via a Carlos Santana walk, a Michael Brantley double 1 , and a Jason Donald single. Then, Shelley Duncan worked starter Jason Milone to a full count before he found a fastball to his liking, which he crushed for his first career grand slam. Just like that, Duncan had his 11th homer of the season, the In...
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A fourth-inning grand slam off the bat of Shelley Duncan gave the Tribe a 4-0 lead in this installment of West Coast baseball. However, Tribe starter Zach McAllister gave that four-run cushion back over the span of two innings, and Vinnie Pestano allowed a pair of Joe Smith’s runners to cross the plate and break the tie in the eighth as the Athletics took the opener 6-4. The Tribe...
The Oakland Athletics have admittedly been pressing at the plate recently, but a visit from the Cleveland Indians could help take the pressure off.
The Athletics open a six-game homestand Friday night with the first of three against the slumping Indians.
Oakland avoided a three-game sweep at Kansas City with a 3-0 win Thursday. Coco Crisp and Yoenis Cespedes homered to back rookie...
One of the decisions the Cleveland Indians will have to make in the next year involves outfielder Shin-Soo Choo, who has been their most effective offensive player. Choo leads the Indians in virtually every offensive category except RBI. The 30-year-old left-handed hitter is hitting .284 with a .368 on-base percentage and .470 slugging percentage. He also leads the team with 14...
It was Bartolo Colon yesterday, and it was another former Indian in Coco Crisp today. Crisp hit a 3-run blast and had 5 total RBI as the Athletics completed the three-game sweep and demolished the Indians 7-0. Justin Masterson got torched for 7 runs and 9 hits in another abysmal outing for our number one starter. Ubaldo Jimenez will face former Indian Kevin Milwood tomorrow night...
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It’s a great story. He still stinks. “Jimenez’s humble beginnings helped shape who he is today: A lanky pitcher who mostly keeps to himself and rarely shows emotion...
Player of the Game
Shin-Soo Choo took this Player of the Game late as he attempted an impossible comeback with a two run home run in the 9th inning. It was his second hit of the night and gave him a score of 4.63. Carlos Santana (3.05) had a decent game with a home run of his own and Corey Kluber (2.47) settled down nicely after a rocky start. Asdrubal Cabrera's score of...
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Indians manager Manny Acta wants his team to relax despite the mounting losses.
Shin-Soo Choo and Casey Kotchman each got two hits for Cleveland, but that wasn't nearly enough in a 7-0 loss to Oakland. Jarrod Parker pitched eight sharp innings while Coco Crisp homered and drove in five runs as the Athletics completed a three-game sweep.
Yoenis Cespedes homered and drove in three runs, Bartolo Colon won his third consecutive start at home and the Oakland Athletics beat the Cleveland Indians 8-5 on Saturday night.
Josh Donaldson had two hits and an RBI while Coco Crisp added two-run triple for Oakland, which won its third straight after entering the night one-half game behind Baltimore for the second wild-card spot...
Josh Donaldson hit a tiebreaking single with the bases loaded in the eighth inning and the Oakland Athletics rallied from four runs down to beat the Cleveland Indians 6-4 on Friday night.
Chris Carter drew a leadoff walk against Cleveland reliever Joe Smith (7-3) and Brandon Moss followed with a single. Pinch-hitter Josh Reddick then blooped a single into right field off Vinnie...
Player of the Game
Mr. Pure Rage, Chris Perez runs away with today's Player of the Game honors for pitching just one inning and getting a strike out. With the Indians down by 7 in the 8th inning, this was not a save situation. Perez, with a score of 1.27, has finally achieved his first PoG this year.
Ezequiel Carrera stole a base, that has to be positive, right...
If the Oakland Athletics are to remain unlikely participants in the AL wild-card race into September, they'll want to keep taking advantage of the Cleveland Indians' dismal August.
The A's send Bartolo Colon to the mound against his original major league team Saturday night as they look for a third straight victory.
Oakland (63-55) has wavered a bit following its stunning...
Jarrod Parker pitched eight sharp innings while Coco Crisp homered and drove in five runs, leading the Oakland Athletics over the Cleveland Indians 7-0 on Sunday for a three-game sweep.
Brandon Moss also homered and Cliff Pennington scored three times. The A's won their fourth in a row and moved 10 games over .500, matching their high mark of the season.
Shin-Soo Choo singled...
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Yoenis Cespedes homered and drove in three runs, Bartolo Colon won his third consecutive start at home and the Oakland Athletics beat the Cleveland Indians 8-5 on Saturday night.
Josh Donaldson had two hits and an RBI while Coco Crisp added two-run triple for Oakland, which won its third straight after entering the night one-half game behind Baltimore for...
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...
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