Oakland 8, Cleveland 4

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, August 29, 2012 7:05 PM
Location - Progressive Field
Temperature - 71°
Umpires - Home Plate - Gary Darling, First Base - Paul Emmel, Second Base - Scott Barry, Third Base - Jerry Meals,
Attendance - 14412

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Oakland 0 0 0 3 0 1 2 0 2 8 15 1
Cleveland 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 4 7 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Oakland 72-57 39-27 33-30 W5
Cleveland 55-75 31-34 24-41 L4

Recap


Athletics 8, Indians 4: Josh Donaldson smacked a three-run homer and streaking Oakland extended its winning streak to five games while continuing its domination of host Cleveland.

Yoenis Cespedes and Josh Reddick each had three hits and an RBI as the Athletics took a one-game lead over Baltimore atop the American League wild-card standings.

Left-hander Travis Blackley (5-3) went 5 2/3 innings in a spot start and allowed two runs on three hits as Oakland won for the 11th time in 13 games and beat the Indians for the seventh straight time. Ryan Cook went 1 1/3 innings for his 13th save.

Jason Donald hit his second homer of the year in the third to snap the Indians' 24-inning scoreless streak, but it wasn't enough to prevent Cleveland's 13th loss in 14 games.

Corey Kluber (0-3) struck out a career-high seven but was denied again in his bid for his first major-league win, giving up four runs - three earned - on eight hits in six innings.

Donaldson erased a 2-0 deficit by hammering a two-out blast in the third inning to put Oakland ahead for good. The Athletics made it 6-2 in the seventh on an RBI double by Seth Smith and run-scoring single by Chris Carter.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Indians 2B Asdrubal Cabrera was ejected in the first inning for arguing balls and strikes. ... Athletics CF Coco Crisp was back in the lineup after sitting out Tuesday's game with a sore right foot. ... The Indians designated LF Shelley Duncan for assignment and called up RHP Jeanmar Gomez up from Triple-A Columbus. Cleveland also claimed LHP Scott Maine off waivers from the Chicago Cubs. ... Oakland sent RHP Graham Godfrey to Triple-A Sacramento after he cleared waivers. ... Indians RHP Roberto Hernandez, who sprained his ankle in Monday's start, is expected to make Saturday's scheduled start against Texas.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Oakland   Cleveland
Travis Blackley Player Corey Kluber
Win W/L Loss
5.2 IP 6.0
5 Strikeouts 7
3 Hits 8
3.18 ERA 4.50
Hitting
Oakland   Cleveland
Yoenis Cespedes Player Jason Donald
3 Hits 2
1 RBI 1
0 HR 1
4 TB 5
.600 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Oakland 15 1 25 .349 19 12 8 0 1 1
Cleveland 7 1 13 .206 19 8 4 3 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Cleveland will play their next game at home against Oakland. The Indians have a W/L % of .418 after a win and .427 after a loss.
  • Oakland will play their next game on the road against Cleveland. The Athletics have a W/L % of .592 after a win and .517 after a loss.