Oakland 3, Cleveland 0

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, August 27, 2012 7:05 PM
Location - Progressive Field
Temperature - 75°
Umpires - Home Plate - Scott Barry, First Base - Jerry Meals, Second Base - Gary Darling, Third Base - Paul Emmel,
Attendance - 13018

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Oakland 70-57 39-27 31-30 W3
Cleveland 55-73 31-32 24-41 L2

Recap


Athletics 3, Indians 0: Brett Anderson dominated Cleveland with seven scoreless innings to lead visiting Oakland to its third straight victory.

Making his second start since returning from Tommy John surgery, Anderson (2-0) retired the first 13 batters and allowed only two hits while striking out five as the Athletics improved to 9-2 in their last 11 games.

Josh Reddick belted his team-leading 26th homer and Chris Carter and Seth Smith each drove in a run for Oakland, which moved into a tie with Baltimore for the two American League wild card spots.

Ryan Cook struck out two batters in the eighth before Grant Balfour fanned the side in the ninth for his 15th save as the Athletics beat the skidding Indians for the fifth straight time and handed them their 11th loss in the last 12 games.

Cleveland starter Roberto Hernandez (0-3) lasted only 2 1/3 innings before exiting with a sprained right ankle. He allowed three runs on four hits.

Rookie Yoenis Cespedes went 2-for-4, including a double that led to Oakland's first run, and is batting .440 (11-for-25) against the Indians.

Michael Brantley and Brett Lillibridge had the hits for Cleveland, which has scored only 11 runs in its last eight games.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Oakland LHP Dallas Braden, who pitched a perfect game in May 2010, underwent surgery to repair a tear in his rotator cuff. He made only three starts last year before undergoing season-ending shoulder surgery. ... Indians SS Asdrubal Cabrera was given the night off. He was mired in a 1-for-19 slump. His batting average has dipped 26 points (from .300 to .274) in his last 56 games. ... The Athletics swapped minor league catchers with the Chicago Cubs on Monday, acquiring Blake Lalli for Anthony Decker.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Oakland   Cleveland
Brett Anderson Player Roberto Hernandez
Win W/L Loss
7.0 IP 2.1
5 Strikeouts 0
2 Hits 4
0.00 ERA 11.57
Hitting
Oakland   Cleveland
Josh Reddick Player Brent Lillibridge
2 Hits 1
1 RBI 0
1 HR 0
5 TB 2
.500 Avg .333

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Oakland 7 1 12 .219 9 2 3 2 0 1
Cleveland 2 0 3 .069 11 10 0 3 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Cleveland will play their next game at home against Oakland. The Indians have a W/L % of .418 after a win and .438 after a loss.
  • Oakland will play their next game on the road against Cleveland. The Athletics have a W/L % of .580 after a win and .517 after a loss.