Jack Hannahan and the Cleveland Indians are surging.
The Oakland Athletics are enjoying their longest winning streak of the season.
Hannahan will try to continue his hot start at the plate and help the Indians win for the sixth time in seven games Friday night in the opener of a three-game series at O.co Coliseum.
Hannahan is hitting .313 with one homer and eight RBIs through nine games. The third baseman had an average of .250 last season, his highest since batting .278 in 41 games with Oakland in 2007.
He delivered the key hit Thursday, driving in two runs in the ninth inning to rally Cleveland (6-5) to a 2-1 victory at Seattle. The Indians were limited to five hits and were fanned 12 times over the previous eight innings against Mariners ace Felix Hernandez.
"When you dodge a guy like Hernandez and you're able to win the ballgame, whether you beat him or not, you feel like you did something right," manager Manny Acta said.
Hannahan's success at the plate may continue agains...