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May 21, 2019
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CLEVELAND (AP) — Brett Anderson left in the sixth inning with a cervical strain, and the Oakland Athletics hung on to beat the Cleveland Indians 6-4 on Monday night.

Anderson (5-3) allowed one run in 5 1/3 innings, improving to 4-0 with a 0.94 ERA in six starts against the Indians. The 31-year-old left-hander was injured in the fifth inning when he ducked to avoid a ball hit up the middle by Roberto Perez. Both pieces of Perez’s broken bat also sailed close to the pitcher.

Anderson finished the inning, then was removed in the sixth with a 3-1 lead and a runner on second.

Jurickson Profar, Matt Olson and Matt Chapman homered as Oakland extended its winning streak to four, matching its season high. The A’s have won seven of their last 10 games against the Indians.

Jose Ramirez hit an RBI single in the eighth off Lou Trivino that pulled Cleveland to 4-3, and Blake Treinen retired Carlos Gonzalez on an inning-ending groundout with the bases loaded.

Chapman hit a two-run homer off Tyler Clippard in the ninth. Francisco Lindor had a two-out homer in the bottom half, and Treinen retired Jason Kipnis on a groundiut for his eighth save in 10 chances.

Profar and Olson homered off Carlos Carrasco (4-4), who allowed three runs, seven hits and two walks, throwing 100 pitches in five innings.

Profar’s homer in the second was the first run Carrasco allowed in 13 innings.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Athletics: OF Khris Davis was out of the lineup because of a sore left hip, an injury that caused him to miss games from May 9-11. He was out of the lineup Saturday and returned Sunday in Detroit.

Indians: RHP Corey Kluber will have an X-ray on his broken right arm Thursday. He was hit by a line drive May 1. Kluber’s arm has been in a cast, which could be fitted with a removable splint depending on the results of the X-ray.

UP NEXT

Athletics: RHP Chris Bassitt (2-1 1.93 ERA) has the AL’s third-lowest ERA among pitchers with 30 or more innings. Bassitt is a Toledo native and played at the University of Akron.

Indians: RHP Trevor Bauer (4-2, 3.76 ERA) got a no-decision against Baltimore in his last start, but allowed seven runs — matching a career high — in five innings.

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