OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Jarrod Parker fired eight shutout innings and Coco Crisp backed him with five RBI Sunday in the Oakland Athletics' series-sweeping 7-0 win over Cleveland.
Parker (8-7) scattered six hits, issued only one walk and struck out two while tossing 64 of his 93 pitches for strikes.
The rookie right-hander broke a personal three-start losing streak as the A's took three straight from the Indians.
Crisp supplied an RBI single in the first inning and then broke the game open with a three-run homer in the fifth, later capping his day with another run-producing hit in the sixth.
Brandon Moss also went deep for the A's, who came into the contest one-half game out of an American League wild card spot.
Cleveland's Justin Masterson (9-11) was rocked for seven runs on nine hits over 5 2/3 innings.
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