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MLB: Cleveland 9, Oakland 2

May 9, 2013 at 3:25 PM   |   Comments

CLEVELAND, May 9 (UPI) -- League-leader Mark Reynolds hit the third of three Cleveland home runs Thursday in sending the Indians to a 9-2 win over the Oakland Athletics.

The win gave Cleveland, which has won 10 of its last 11 games, a sweep of the four-game series against the A's.

Jason Kipnis hit a two-run home run in the first inning while Nick Swisher led off the third with his fifth homer of the season and Reynolds added a two-run shot in the fifth that put the Indians ahead 9-0.

It was Reynolds' 11th home run, which leads the American League this year. Cleveland pushed its AL-best home run team total to 49.

Scott Kazmir (2-1) took advantage of the support in collecting the win. He gave up five hits over six innings. The only run he allowed was a sixth-inning home run to Josh Donaldson.

Oakland added a run in the eighth when Eric Sogard singled in the game's final run.

Cleveland battered Oakland starter Bartolo Colon (3-2) for eight hits and six runs in four innings.

After the Kipnis homer in the first, the Indians added three runs in the second, capped by a Kipnis sacrifice fly. Jason Giambi singled in a run in the fifth ahead of the Reynolds home run.

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