Athletics edge Indians in 10 innings, 2-1
Aug. 02, 2015
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Mark Canha hit a two-out double in the 10th inning to drive in Sam Fuld and lift the Oakland Athletics to a 2-1 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Sunday.
Fuld singled off Cody Allen (1-3) before Canha hammered a 3-1 pitch off the wall in left-center. Fuld raced around third base and slid into home, easily beating the relay throw from shortstop Francisco Lindor.
Canha entered the game as a pinch-hitter in the fifth inning. It was the first game-ending hit of his career.
Francisco Rodriguez (2-1) pitched one inning for the win, striking out Lindor with the go-ahead run on third base in the top of the 10th.
Fuld finished with two hits while Billy Burns drove in Oakland's other run.
Lonnie Chisenhall singled and scored for Cleveland, which has lost two straight.
Jerry Sands hit a sacrifice fly in the first inning to put the Indians up early.
The A's tied it on Billy Burns' two-out RBI single in the fifth after Cleveland starter Trevor Bauer issued consecutive walks.
Bauer matched Oakland starter Sonny Gray through seven innings before leaving for Zach McAllister with two outs in the seventh. Bauer struck out six and walked four.
Gray overcame early command problems to go seven innings. He scattered four hits, struck out seven and walked four but remained winless at home since May 29.
Indians: 2B Jason Kipnis had an MRI on his right shoulder Sunday morning and could be headed for the DL. Team officials plan to meet Monday to determine the next step. . With Kipnis out, Chisenhall batted in the leadoff spot for the first time this season.
Athletics: OF Coco Crisp could be activated from the DL as early as Monday. Crisp completed a rehab stint in the minors and was in Oakland's clubhouse before the game. Manager Bob Melvin said Crisp — the A's leadoff hitter much of his time with the team — will likely bat second behind Burns upon returning. . LHP Felix Dubrount, acquired from Toronto on Friday, was added to the 25-man roster and will pitch out of the bullpen for now. RHP R.J. Alvarez was optioned to Triple-A Nashville to make room. . RF Josh Reddick was pulled for a pinch-hitter in the fifth inning due to lower back tightness. It came after Reddick made a running catch in the Indians bullpen in the top of the inning.
Indians: RHP Corey Kluber (6-11) pitches the opener of a three-game series in Anaheim on Monday. Kluber has won just two of his 11 starts on the road this season.
Athletics: RHP Jesse Chavez (5-10) takes the sixth-lowest home ERA in the AL into Monday's game against Baltimore. Chavez has faced the Orioles four times previously, all in relief.