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MLB: Oakland 3, Cleveland 0

Aug. 27, 2012 at 10:49 PM   |   Comments

CLEVELAND, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Brett Anderson and a pair of relievers combined on a two-hit shutout Monday and wild-card contender Oakland stayed hot with a 3-0 win over Cleveland.

Anderson (2-0), making his second start of the season following his return from elbow ligament replacement surgery, dominated the Indians on two hits, while walking two and striking out five over seven innings.

The left-hander has yielded just one run over 14 frames since his return to the A's rotation.

Ryan Cook tossed a 1-2-3 eighth and Grant Balfour struck out three en route to his 15th save as Oakland -- which came into the game tied for the second American League wild card spot -- won for the ninth time in 11 games.

Josh Reddick homered while Seth Smith and Chris Carter added RBI in the victory.

Roberto Hernandez (0-3) started for the Tribe and left after 2 1/3 innings with a right ankle sprain. He allowed three runs and one walk.

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