facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

MLB: Cleveland 4, Oakland 3

May 8, 2013 at 9:52 PM   |   Comments

CLEVELAND, May 8 (UPI) -- Sixth-inning home runs from Nick Swisher and Carlos Santana vaulted Cleveland in front Wednesday and the Indians went on to edge Oakland 4-3.

Cleveland won its third in a row while the Athletics have dropped five of seven.

Oakland scored all its runs in the fourth to take the lead with Daric Barton highlighting the inning with a two-RBI single.

The Indians rallied for two in the fifth, capitalizing on an error by Oakland shortstop Adam Rosales that made one of the runs unearned.

Swisher and Santana then delivered the key long balls in the sixth to make a winner out of Justin Masterson (5-2).

Masterson lasted seven innings, giving up the three runs on four hits with seven strikeouts.

Chris Perez loaded the bases with two away in the ninth before picking up his fifth save. After retiring the first two batters in the ninth, Perez gave up a double, hit a batter and surrendered a walk before getting Seth Smith on a grounder back to the mound that ended the game.

All the Cleveland runs came off A.J. Griffin (3-3), who came out after 6 2/3 innings.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Ray Rice could return to the NFL within a month Ray Rice could return to the NFL within a month
2
Lorde's song 'Royals' banned by San Francisco radio until World Series Lorde's song 'Royals' banned by San Francisco radio until World Series
3
Seattle news station uses photo of NBA star for Peyton Manning Seattle news station uses photo of NBA star for Peyton Manning
4
UPI horse racing roundup UPI horse racing roundup
5
Peyton Manning breaks record for most touchdown passes Peyton Manning breaks record for most touchdown passes
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback