MLB

more stats

6
Final123456789RHE
Cleveland000200103691
Oakland200100100471
Preview | Matchup | Lineup | Log | Wrap | Box
W:C.Allen(2-0) L:J.Johnson(0-2) S:J.Axford (2)
HR: CLE- M.Aviles (1) OAK- None
4


American League Game Summary - Cleveland at Oakland, Game Two



(Wednesday, April 2nd)

Final Score: Cleveland 6, Oakland 4

Oakland, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Michael Brantley drove in three runs, including two in the ninth inning to help the Cleveland Indians rally to a 6-4 win over the Oakland Athletics to split a day/night double-header and take the rubber match of a three-game set.

The Indians trailed 4-3 heading into the ninth, but Jim Johnson (0-2) ran into trouble right away and never recovered. Ryan Raburn and Nick Swisher led off the frame with singles, and two batters later Carlos Santana walked to load the bases. Brantley delivered a two RBI single to right to give the Indians the lead, and David Murphy provided an insurance run with a sac fly later in the frame.

"Things seem bigger at the beginning of the year," said Indians manager Terry Francona. "It's a great way to go home. We have an off day tomorrow. We have our home opener. Going home with a win, I mean, that would have been a long day today to leave with nothing to show for it."

Johnson, who tied Craig Kimbrel for the major league leader with 50 saves last season, has been torched in both of his outings this season. The former Oriole has allowed five runs on five hits and three walks in just an inning of work.

"He's been around long enough. He's had some ups and downs. He knows how to get through these things," Oakland manager Bob Melvin said about Johnson. "It's unfortunate, because when you're with a new team, you want to get off to a good start."

Cody Allen (2-0) pitched a scoreless eighth inning, and John Axford tossed a 1-2-3 ninth to save his second game of the young season.

Oakland won earlier today, 6-1, behind Scott Kazmir's 7 1/3 scoreless innings.

After Sam Fuld's lead-off triple in the bottom of the first set the tone for Oakland, Jed Lowrie and Yoenis Cespedes delivered RBI hits for an early 2-0 lead.

The Tribe got both runs back on Mike Aviles' two-run homer off Josh Lindblom in the fourth. The young A's righty went 4 2/3 innings, allowing just the two runs on five hits.

The A's went back in front a half inning later on Fuld's RBI single.

Both teams tacked on another run in the seventh. Cleveland briefly tied it at 3-3 when Jason Kipnis scored on a Brantley groundout, but Brandon Moss' sharp grounder with two outs in the bottom of the frame resulted in an RBI infield single.

Game Notes

Cleveland starter Zach McAllister allowed three runs on six hits and four walks in four innings ... Brantley's errorless streak came to an end at 247 games ... This was the first day/night doubleheader in O.co Coliseum history ... The Indians were hitting 4-for-32 with runners in scoring position in the series before Brantley's ninth-inning single.

04/03 02:30:48 ET

TV
  • Hoops Headquarters: Final Four Special

    Friday at 7:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • CBS Sports Spectacular: NCAA March Madness Confidential

    Sunday at 5:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NCAA Basketball Tournament Championship

    Monday at 9:00 pm on WRAL-TV

Scoreboard
Local
7:00pm Tonight
CHA
BOS
3rd
DET 1
ATL 0
 
2nd
TAM 0
BAL 1
 
3rd
PIT 1
PHI 0
 
3rd
STL 0
WAS 2
 
4th
NYM 0
MIA 0
 
4:05pm Today
CWS
CLE
 
4:05pm Today
OAK
COL
 
4:05pm Today
TEX
KAN
 
4:05pm Today
SEA
ANA
 
4:05pm Today
CIN
SDP
 
4:05pm Today
CHC
SFG
 
4:10pm Today
ARI
LOS
 
6:05pm Tonight
HOU
TOR
 
7:05pm Tonight
BOS
MIN
 
7:00pm Tonight
CHA
BOS
7:00pm Tonight
PHI
LAL
7:30pm Tonight
TOR
HOU
7:30pm Tonight
ATL
MIL
8:00pm Tonight
MEM
SAC
8:00pm Tonight
MIN
UTA
10:00pm Tonight
POR
PHO
8:00pm Tonight
LOYC
LAMON
7:30pm Tonight
MON
TAM
8:00pm Tonight
STL
VAN
8:30pm Tonight
DAL
CAL
8:30pm Tonight
CHI
LOS
9:00pm Tonight
COL
EDM
10:00pm Tonight
ARI
BUF