Oakland 5, Cleveland 1

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, April 22, 2012 4:05 PM
Location - O.co Coliseum
Temperature - 64°
Umpires - Home Plate - Ron Kulpa, First Base - Jim Wolf, Second Base - Derryl Cousins, Third Base - Alan Porter,
Attendance - 24049

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Cleveland 8-6 1-4 7-2 L1
Oakland 8-9 4-6 4-3 W1

Recap

Athletics 5, Indians 1: Seth Smith hit a two-run homer to help Tyson Ross pick up his first win of the year as Oakland avoided being swept at home by Cleveland.

After Kila Ka’aihue led off the bottom of the fourth inning with a walk against Justin Masterson (0-2), Smith drove a 1-0 pitch over the right-field wall to put the Athletics in front. Ka’aihue scored another run in the fifth on a base hit by Kurt Suzuki.

Ross (1-0) got the win despite walking five batters, holding the Indians to one run on four hits over 6 2/3 innings. Jordan Norberto finished the seventh inning and Ryan Cook worked the eighth to set the table for Grant Balfour, who picked up his fifth save.

Masterson allowed four runs on six hits and six walks in five innings for Cleveland, which had won seven of its previous eight on a nine-game, 10-day road trip.

Travis Hafner’s two-out double off Ross in the top of the first plated Shin-Soo Choo to give the Indians an early lead. Oakland pulled even in the third on an RBI double by Cliff Pennington, who drove in the final Oakland run with an eighth-inning single.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Oakland CF Coco Crisp, still battling the flu, missed his fifth consecutive game. ... Cleveland gave regular 1B Casey Kotchman the day off, starting Jose Lopez in his place. ... The Athletics had lost eight of their previous 10 meetings with the Indians.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Cleveland   Oakland
Justin Masterson Player Tyson Ross
Loss W/L Win
5.0 IP 6.2
2 Strikeouts 4
6 Hits 4
7.20 ERA 1.35
Hitting
Cleveland   Oakland
Travis Hafner Player Kila Ka'aihue
1 Hits 2
1 RBI 0
0 HR 0
2 TB 3
.500 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Cleveland 4 0 7 .143 16 5 1 6 0 0
Oakland 9 1 14 .273 16 5 5 6 4 1

Upcoming Games

  • Oakland will play their next game at home against Chi. White Sox. The Athletics have a W/L % of .429 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Cleveland will play their next game at home against Kansas City. The Indians have a W/L % of .625 after a win and .500 after a loss.
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