MLB: Cleveland 4, Oakland 3 (16 innings)

Sept. 1, 2011 at 12:27 AM
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CLEVELAND, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Jack Hannahan, who already had two solo homers, singled in the game-winning run in the 16th inning Wednesday to give Cleveland a 4-3 victory over Oakland.

The game had been tied since the sixth, when Hannahan had hit the second of his home runs.

Frank Hermann (4-0) worked four perfect innings of relief to keep the game deadlocked and eventually was rewarded with the victory. The Indians jumped past the Chicago White Sox into second place in the American League Central, 5 1/2 games behind division-leading Detroit.

Jim Thome singled with one out in the 16th and gave way to pinch-runner Cord Phelps. After Carlos Santana singled Phelps to second, Hannahan brought him home with a base hit to right.

The winning run was charged to Josh Outman (3-4), the eighth Oakland pitcher to see action.

Hannahan's first homer came in the second and gave the Indians a 2-1 lead. Oakland came back to go in front on an RBI single by Brandon Allen in the third and a homer by Kurt Suzuki in the fourth.

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