American League Game Summary - Oakland at Cleveland|
(Monday, May 6th)
Final Score: Cleveland 7, Oakland 3
Cleveland, OH (Sports Network) - Asdrubal Cabrera cracked two of Cleveland's
four home runs behind a strong outing from Ubaldo Jimenez as the Indians beat
the Oakland Athletics, 7-3, Monday to start a four-game set at Progressive
Jimenez (2-2) pitched 5 2/3 innings of two-run, four-hit baseball while
striking out a season-high eight batters.
Jason Kipnis and Mark Reynolds also homered for the Indians, winners in seven
of their last eight. Michael Brantley and Jason Giambi each had two hits while
Giambi contributed two RBI.
"We got some guys with some pop," Reynolds said. "We're just going out there
and having fun."
Yoenis Cespedes hit his sixth home run of the year for Oakland while Brandon
Moss had two hits and a run scored. Jarrod Parker (1-5) fanned seven but
allowed four runs, all on solo homers, and seven hits.
"(Parker) just got some balls up," manager Bob Melvin said. "They had good
swings on them and hit them out of the ballpark."
Kipnis and Cabrera went back-to-back in the first inning off Parker to provide
the Tribe an early cushion. Parker then pegged Reynolds on the back but
settled down and struck out Carlos Santana looking to end the inning.
Cespedes' solo blast in the fourth inning cut Oakland's deficit in half, at
least for the time being.
One inning later, Cabrera and Reynolds ripped home runs around a Nick Swisher
strikeout. Parker struck out the side in what was ultimately his final inning
on the hill.
Jimenez allowed just three baserunners through the first five but got into
trouble in the sixth after putting runners on the corners with no outs. The
A's got one run across the plate on a Cespedes sacrifice fly to right before
recently recalled Nick Hagadone took over for Jimenez with two down and got
out of a bases loaded jam by striking out Josh Reddick on three pitches.
Giambi delivered a single up the middle with the bases loaded in the bottom
of the seventh off Chris Resop to put two insurance runs across for the Tribe.
Ryan Raburn followed with an RBI double of his own, giving him 100 two-baggers
for his career.
Josh Donaldson plated Moss with a single to right in the top of the eighth to
round out the scoring.
Jimenez reached 1,000 strikeouts for his career when he fanned Derek Norris in
the third inning ... This was Cabrera's third multi-home run game of his
career ... Both teams were a combined 0-for-12 with runners in scoring
position before Giambi's single.
05/07 00:36:42 ET