Cleveland 4, Oakland 3

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, April 20, 2012 10:05 PM
Location - O.co Coliseum
Temperature - 67°
Umpires - Home Plate - Derryl Cousins, First Base - Alan Porter, Second Base - Ron Kulpa, Third Base - Jim Wolf,
Attendance - 14340

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Cleveland 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 4 7 1
Oakland 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 3 9 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Cleveland 7-5 1-4 6-1 W2
Oakland 7-8 3-5 4-3 L1

Recap

Indians 4, Athletics 3: Jack Hannahan remained hot with three RBIs and visiting Cleveland snapped Oakland's three-game winning streak.

Ubaldo Jimenez (2-0) allowed two runs on six hits over six innings for Cleveland, which has won seven of its last eight games.

Oakland’s Josh Reddick tied the game at one with his fifth home run in the third inning, but Cleveland answered in the fourth inning with Hannahan’s two-run double.

The Indians grabbed a 4-1 lead in the top of the fifth on Shin-Soo Choo's RBI single off Graham Godfrey (0-3), who threw 93 pitches over five innings, giving up four runs on three hits and five walks.

Yoenis Cespedes went 3-for-4 and helped Oakland stay close with RBI singles in the fifth and eighth innings.

Chris Perez worked a scoreless ninth inning for his fifth save and second in as many games.

Hannahan, who delivered a game-winning two-run single against Seattle on Thursday, is hitting .324 with one homer and 11 RBIs after batting .250 last season.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Athletics, who have 13 home runs in their first 15 games, didn’t hit their 13th home run until game 27 last season. ... Cleveland improved to 6-1 on its current nine-game, 10-day road trip. ... Jemile Weeks hit the Athletics’ first triple in the seventh inning, scoring on Cespedes’ single. … Indians center fielder Michael Brantley singled in the ninth inning to extend his hitting streak to six games.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Cleveland   Oakland
Ubaldo Jimenez Player Graham Godfrey
Win W/L Loss
6.0 IP 5.0
3 Strikeouts 3
6 Hits 3
3.00 ERA 7.20
Hitting
Cleveland   Oakland
Shin-Soo Choo Player Yoenis Cespedes
2 Hits 3
1 RBI 2
0 HR 0
3 TB 3
.400 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Cleveland 7 0 10 .241 20 5 4 9 1 1
Oakland 9 1 16 .265 19 7 3 7 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Oakland will play their next game at home against Cleveland. The Athletics have a W/L % of .429 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Cleveland will play their next game on the road against Oakland. The Indians have a W/L % of .667 after a win and .500 after a loss.
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