Jed Lowrie delivered an RBI double within the 10th inning and the Oakland Athletics prolonged their successful streak to 5, beating the Cleveland Indians 4-Three on Tuesday evening.
Oakland moved into sole possession of the highest AL wild-card spot, one recreation forward of Boston.
Indians reliever Nick Wittgren (2-5) retired the primary two batters within the 10th earlier than deliberately strolling Matt Olson. Lowrie adopted with a double to left discipline, scoring computerized runner Elvis Andrus.
“Lowrie is an effective hitter, little doubt, and he put a very good swing on it,” Cleveland appearing supervisor DeMarlo Hale mentioned. “I assumed we had a greater matchup with him by strolling Olson, however these are selections you’ve acquired to make typically.”
Lou Trivino (5-4) pitched a scoreless ninth and Andrew Chafin earned his first save of the season.
Athletics relievers Burch Smith, A.J. Puk, Yusmeiro Petit, Sergio Romo, Trivino and Chafin held the Indians hitless for the ultimate six innings.
“The bullpen was nice, we made some massive performs within the discipline, and we had well timed hitting,” Smith mentioned. “It was an all-around good recreation for us.”
Cleveland carried a 3-2 lead into the eighth, however Oakland tied it off James Karinchak with one out. Starling Marte singled, stole second and got here house on Lowrie’s grounder.
Seth Brown homered, singled and stole a base for the Athletics, who started their second 10-game street journey of the summer time.
Marte was 1 for five, dropping his common with Oakland to .400 in 10 video games since being acquired from Miami. He additionally stole his 30th base of the season.
“No less than one side of every thing that Starling brings to the desk comes by way of in each recreation,” Athletics supervisor Bob Melvin mentioned. “We’re thrilled to have him.”
Amed Rosario and Myles Straw every had two hits for Cleveland — Rosario acquired the 500th of his profession. The Indians are a season-high 10 half of video games out of first place within the AL Central.
Triston McKenzie prolonged his house winless streak to eight begins, permitting two runs in six innings whereas putting out 5. The precise-hander’s solely victory at Progressive Subject occurred in his MLB debut in opposition to Detroit on Aug. 22, 2020.
“I really feel like we’re placing ourselves in place to win ballgames,” McKenzie mentioned. “As beginning pitchers, we would like that, to present the group an opportunity to come back out on prime.”
Athletics left-hander Sean Manaea made his shortest begin of the season at 1 2/Three innings, giving up three runs and 5 hits on 69 pitches.
Josh Harrison doubled and scored for Oakland. He left within the sixth after being struck by a pitch on the highest of his left hand, and X-rays have been detrimental.
Athletics left fielder Mark Canha exited within the 10th with irritation in his proper eye.
The Athletics performed in Cleveland for the primary time since Might 22, 2019, a span of 811 days.
ROCK OF AGES
A statue of Indians nice Rocky Colavito was unveiled earlier within the day within the Little Italy neighborhood of Cleveland. The fan favourite celebrated his 88th birthday at Progressive Subject, receiving heat applause when launched through the recreation.
Colavito performed eight seasons in two stints for the Indians, hitting 190 of his 374 profession house runs with the franchise. The nine-time All-Star led the AL with 42 homers in 1959, however was infamously traded to Detroit for Harvey Kuenn the following 12 months.
Former Tigers teammates Denny McLain and Willie Horton accompanied Colavito to the ceremony.
MOVING ON UP
Puk — the A’s prime pitching prospect — was recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas and labored one scoreless inning. The 6-foot-7 lefty posted a 1.64 ERA in 13 appearances with the Aviators since June 26, exhibiting no indicators of the arm troubles that plagued him for the previous 12 months. “A.J. is right here as a reliever,” Melvin mentioned. “We’re good with our starters and (RHP Daulton) Jefferies can be the following in line.”
Athletics: RHP James Kaprielian (proper shoulder soreness) reported no bodily issues after working six innings Sunday in a 6-Three win over Texas. Kaprielian had been on the 10-day injured record from July 28 to Aug. 7 with a shoulder impingement.
Indians: C Roberto Pérez (proper shoulder irritation), who was positioned on the 10-day IL on Aug. 4, is eligible to be activated this weekend when Cleveland visits Detroit. Pérez missed 52 video games earlier this season with a damaged proper ring finger.
Athletics: RHP Frankie Montas (9-8, 4.10 ERA) has 45 strikeouts in his final 31 2/Three innings, probably the most by an Oakland pitcher over a five-game span since Todd Stottlemyre had 46 in 1995.
Indians: RHP Cal Quantrill (3-2, 3.14 ERA) has solely allowed three earned runs and 19 hits throughout his final 5 begins, posting a 2-Zero document with a 0.90 ERA and 28 strikeouts in 30 innings.