Athletics: 7 Indians: 0
For the second day in a row the A’s have shut out the Indians. This is also their third consecutive shutout against Cleveland, going back to August 19, when they also defeated them 7-0.
The A’s got on the board early, again, when they strung together three singles to lead off the second inning. It was Seth Smith who lead the single parade, followed by Chris Carter and Brandon Moss who singled in Smith. Josh Donaldson then flew out and Derek Norris struck out, but Adam Rosales then singled and Chris Carter scored.
The A’s scored again in the 3rd off of a 2-run homer by Brandon Moss. They scored run number five in the fifth inning when Chris Carter lead off with a home run, it was his 12th of the season. The A’s scored their final two runs in the ninth by taking advantage of a fielding error by Shin-Shoo Choo.
Tom Milone wasn’t sharp, but he was good enough to shut out the Indians for six innings tonight. He allowed 7 hits, walked only 1 and struck out 5. Jerry Blevins, Pat Neshek and Evan Scribner finished off the game only allowing 1 hit between the three of them, walking none and striking out 1.
Lines of the Day:
- Chris Carter: 5 AB, 3 H, 2 R, 2 RBI. Chris Carter collected a single, a double and a home run in tonight’s game. Since his call up in June, Carter has a .270/.378/.572 slash line with a .950 OPS.
- Brandon Moss: 5 AB, 2 H, 3 RBI. Brandon Moss had a productive day, hitting his his 14th home run of the season and collecting 3 RBI.
- Coco Crisp was not in the lineup tonight after being hit by a pitch in the foot yesterday. Stephen Drew took over the lead off spot today and went 0-3 with 2 walks and 2 strikeouts.