Found August 17, 2012 on Fox Sports Ohio:
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 Daniel Straily's first major league win. Crisp's home run in the sixth broke a scoreless tie and came following an umpire review. "It felt we were starting to grind a little harder than we should," manager Bob Melvin said. "You start digging and it doesn't feel like anything is going to happen. At the time, that was certainly the key hit of the game and it ended up being the key hit." The Athletics (62-55) scored two runs in the previous two games of the series and have struck out at least nine times in the last six games - the longest streak in franchise history. Part of Oa...

Box Score: Athletics 6, Indians 4

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...

Duncan’s Slam Wiped Out By Six Unanswered For Athletics

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...

Box Score: Indians 4, Angels 8

Cue up Yakety Sax.   Scoring Summary Bot 2nd: LA Angels - A. Callaspo singled to shallow left, K. Morales scored, M. Trumbo to third - V. Wells safe at first on shortstop B. Lillibridge’s fielding error, M. Trumbo scored, A. Callaspo to second - C. Iannetta hit sacrifice fly to center, A. Callaspo scored - M. Trout stole second, V. Wells scored on C. Santana’s fielding...

Cleveland Indians pitcher Roberto Hernandez and Carlos Santana lose track of strikes

At times, you have to forgive some Major League Baseball players for losing track of the numbers of outs and balls/strikes during games.During Wednesday night's Angels/Indians affair, Cleveland pitcher Roberto Hernandez thought that he had recorded the final out of the bottom of the second inning with a strike out of Erick Aybar.As Hernandez and Santana both started walking off...

Athletics 6, Indians 4

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...

Trading Choo seems inevitable for Indians

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...

While We’re Waiting… Ubaldo Back Story, Hideous Uniforms and Acta’s Stand

While We’re Waiting serves as the early morning gathering of WFNY-esque information for your viewing pleasure. Have something you think we should see? Send it to our tips email at 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...

8/18 Game Recap: Indians 5 - A's 8

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...

Umpire hurt in Indians-Angels game

Umpire Greg Gibson left Wednesday night's game between the Los Angeles Angels and Cleveland Indians after being kicked in the head during a play at home plate. Torii Hunter tried to score from first base on a double by Kendrys Morales that went over the head of Indians right fielder Shin-Soo Choo. Third baseman Jack Hannahan got the relay from Choo and threw to catcher Carlos...

Yankees Fan Hit in Eye with Ball Loses Sight, $54k -- Indians Offer him a 'Fan Package'

Rochester, NY -- Keith Rawlins was at the July 20th Cleveland Indians / Baltimore Orioles game when officials asked his section to exit so they could set up for post game activities. Keith and his... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

Indians take on an old friend, Bartolo Colon

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...

8/15 Game Recap: Indians 4 - Angels 8

Player of the Game Shin-Soo Choo gave Indians fans something to be happy about with a three run home run that also won him tonight's Player of the Game. The home run was his only real positive note of the night, earning him a score of 5.68. Asdrubal Cabrera also had a decent game with a double and a single, knocking in one run for a score of 1.96. Feathers Up Roberto Hernandez...

Athletics sign Jeremy Accardo to a Minor League deal

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