Athletics defeat Indians 6-4
Headed back to O.co Coliseum for the matchup between the Cleveland Indians and the Oakland Athletics.
With Tommy Milone battling against Zach McAllister
Shelley Duncan hit a grand slam in the fourth inning to give the Indians a comfortable 4-0 lead.
But the A's didn't give up and were able to hit a couple RBI singles and doubles to cut the lead to 4-3.
Josh Donaldson came up big for the night with a career high four-hit game with three singles, a double, and two RBIs.
In the fifth inning Yoenis Cespedes was batted in and I thought uh oh... here comes another A's extra innings game!
Sometimes A's games are just comical... in the most painful way.
But then in the eighth inning Donaldson hit the ever important RBI single to easily bat in Adam Rosales for the lead.
Considering the option of closing pitchers, or lack thereof, we know a one-run lead isn't safe at all. A's were able to bat in Brandon Moss for a little insurance and headed into the ninth two up.
And I gotta say after Tommy Milone struggling a bit. A's bullpen did a great job of preventing Indians from putting any other runs on the board.
Grant Balfour came in for the ninth, and solidly picked up his 10th save of the year for an A's 6-4 victory
And a victory for me because it didn't go extra innings but there were extra hot dogs in the press box after the game, win-win! =)
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