Cleveland 5, Oakland 1

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, April 21, 2012 9:05 PM
Location - O.co Coliseum
Temperature - 75°
Umpires - Home Plate - Alan Porter, First Base - Ron Kulpa, Second Base - Jim Wolf, Third Base - Derryl Cousins,
Attendance - 25258

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Cleveland 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 5 14 0
Oakland 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 8 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Cleveland 8-5 1-4 7-1 W3
Oakland 7-9 3-6 4-3 L2

Recap

Indians 5, Athletics 1: Jeanmar Gomez and five Cleveland relievers combined to hold host Oakland to one run and the Indians improved to 7-1 on their nine-game road trip.

After a 25-pitch first inning, Gomez (1-0) settled down and retired 11 in a row at one point, giving up one run on five hits over 5 1/3 innings. Chris Perez retired Kila Ka'aihue with two men on in the ninth for his sixth save.

Leading 2-1 in the top of the eighth, Cleveland pulled away with a two-out, three-run rally. Jason Kipnis delivered the key hit, a two-run triple off Brian Fuentes.

Kipnis went 4-for-5, raising his batting average from .167 to .226.

Oakland starter Brandon McCarthy (0-3) remained winless despite pitching seven strong innings, giving up two runs on 10 hits on 113 pitches.

The Indians have won six of their last seven against the Athletics, who were outhit 14-8. Oakland scored its lone run in the bottom of the sixth on Yoenis Cespedes’ sacrifice fly.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Indians are 7-1 on the road for the first time since 1988. …The Athletics optioned Graham Godfrey to Triple-A Sacramento and recalled reliever Pedro Figueroa. ... Indians center fielder Michael Brantley extended his hitting streak to seven games with a single in the eighth inning. ... Oakland honored its 1972 World Series championship team prior to the game.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Cleveland   Oakland
Jeanmar Gomez Player Brandon McCarthy
Win W/L Loss
5.1 IP 7.0
3 Strikeouts 4
4 Hits 10
1.69 ERA 2.57
Hitting
Cleveland   Oakland
Jason Kipnis Player Jonny Gomes
4 Hits 2
3 RBI 0
0 HR 0
6 TB 2
.800 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Cleveland 14 0 18 .359 22 5 4 4 2 0
Oakland 8 0 10 .235 16 6 1 1 3 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 .444 after a loss.
  • Cleveland will play their next game on the road against Oakland. The Indians have a W/L % of .714 after a win and .500 after a loss.
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