Athletics 7, Indians 5, 11 innings
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) _ Mike Gallego drew a bases-loaded walk from Steve Olin in the 11th inning and Donnie Hill followed with a sacrifice fly Tuesday as the Oakland Athletics beat the Cleveland Indians 7-5.
The Athletics, 13-13, loaded the bases with one out on a fielder’s choice bunt, a hit batsman and Tyler Brilinski’s single. Olin, 0-1, a minor-league right-hander, then walked Gallego on four pitches to break a 5-5 tie. Hill’s fly to left made it 7-5.
Jim Corsi, 2-0, allowed two runs on five hits in three innings for the victory. Bill Dawley pitched a scoreless 11th for his first save.
Cleveland, 16-10, lost its fourth straight.
Oakland, using many minor leaguers because most of its major leaguers were in New Orleans for a game against San Francisco, scored three on four straight hits in the first. Hill reached on a forceout and scored on a double by Doug Jennings. Steve Howard followed with another RBI double and came around to score on consecutive singles by Ron Hassey and Billy Beane.
Chris Bando singled in a run off Cleveland starter Rich Yett in the sixth and doubled in another off Keith Atherton in the eighth.
Cleveland scored a run off Curt Young in the first when Tommy Hinzo took third on Cory Snyder’s fly ball and continued home as shortstop Dickie Scott bobbled the throw from center.
Luis Medina hit a solo homer, his first, and Andy Allanson singled in a run in the sixth, and the Indians tied it with two in the eighth on Brad Komminsk’s RBI single and a sacrifice fly by Dave Clark.