Cleveland, OH (Sports Network) - Brett Anderson tossed seven impressive
innings, and the Oakland Athletics rode an early offensive surge to a 3-0 win
over the sputtering Cleveland Indians in the opener of a four-game series at
Anderson (2-0) continued to show no ill effects in his second outing since
returning from Tommy John surgery, limiting Cleveland to two hits -- one of
which was disputed -- with two walks and five strikeouts.
The left-hander gave up one run and four hits over seven frames against
Minnesota last Tuesday.
Josh Reddick clubbed a leadoff home run in the second inning for the wild card
contending Athletics, who have won nine of their last 11 games.
Cleveland starter Roberto Hernandez (0-3) worked only 2 1/3 innings before
exiting with a right ankle sprain. He was tagged for three runs on four hits.
The Indians have dropped 11 of 12.
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