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American League Preview from The Sports Network



Sunday, August 18th (All times Eastern)

Cleveland Indians (66-57) at Oakland Athletics (69-53), 4:05 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: Cleveland - Scott Kazmir (7-5, 4.18) Oakland - Tommy Milone (9-9, 4.39)

(Sports Network) - A pair of teams making a push for the postseason conclude their three-game set on Sunday as the Cleveland Indians take on the Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum.

The Indians were led by Asdrubal Cabrera, Nick Swisher and Jason Kipnis, who drove in two runs apiece, as they claimed a 7-1 win in the second chapter of the series on Saturday. The victory avenged the Tribe's 3-2 loss to the A's in the opener on Friday.

Dan Straily had a tough outing and took the loss on Saturday for Oakland, which went 1-for-6 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base. Josh Donaldson was responsible for two of the team's three hits and also the only RBI. Yoenis Cespedes went 1-for-3 with a walk. The Home Run Derby champion is batting .289 over his past nine games.

"We continue to go back and forth a little bit offensively," A's manager Bob Melvin said. "We have to grind our way through it, get a couple of games in a row, and start feeling a little bit better about ourselves."

Tommy Milone was recalled from the Triple-A ranks to start in place of Bartolo Colon, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a left groin strain. Milone was shelled in his last MLB start, giving up six runs on nine hits in only 3 2/3 innings against the Rangers. He has allowed one unearned run in 13 innings to split his last two starts versus Cleveland.

The Indians gave Scott Kazmir extra rest for his start on Sunday after he gave up five runs in three innings versus the Angels on Aug. 9. The southpaw was solid against the A's on May 9, fanning 10 batters while holding them to just one run over six innings for a win.

"We were in a tough spot," Kazmir said of his last start. "I felt like, kind of leading up to the fifth day, that I can go out there and gut it out, and it just didn't work out. It was something where I just tried to battle through, every single pitch, and just tried to get quick outs. It just didn't work."

The Indians went 1-for-9 with runners in scoring position in Friday's loss before going 4-for-11 on Saturday. Swisher is 4-for-8 with a home run, three RBI and three runs in the series.

In the month of August, Kipnis is batting .293 but has failed to go yard. Cabrera had gone hitless in his previous 20 plate appearances before going 2- for-4 with his 27th double of the year on Saturday.

Oakland trails Texas in the AL West by 1 1/2 games and is the owner of the final wild card spot.

The Indians are six games behind the first-place Tigers in the AL Central standings. They are just 3 1/2 games back in the wild card race after winning four of their previous five games.

After losing eight straight to the Athletics to close out last year's season series, the Indians opened up the 2013 matchup with a four-game sweep at home from May 6-9.

08/18 10:31:33 ET

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    Tomorrow at 9:00 pm on WRAL-TV

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    Thursday at 9:00 pm on 99.9 The Fan

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CAR 4
TAM 2
Final
IND 91
TOR 104
Final
DET 95
CLE 103
Final
MIA 102
MIL 109
Final
DAL 90
MEM 109
Half
GSW 56
CHI 51
 
Half
LAL 57
WAS 46
 
Final
AKR 59
BST 47
 
Final
KSU 63
CMICH 53
 
Final
VCU 72
GWU 48
Final
TOL 70
UMO 65
 
Final
MICH 58
NEB 44
Final
BGU 56
NILL 46
 
Final
EMICH 76
OHIO 40
 
Final
VT 70
PITT 67
Final
LAS 53
STJOE 48
Final
TULA 55
TULSA 62
Final
UGA 70
VANDY 62
Final
KYST 59
WVU 65
Final
BUF 77
WMICH 71
 
Final
GEOR 53
XAV 66
Final
EVAN 89
INDST 78
 
Final
ORU 94
TABOR 53
 
Final
OKST 64
BAY 53
9:00pm Tonight
PROV 0
DEP 0
 
Final
ALA 50
UF 52
9:00pm Tonight
RUTG 0
MSU 0
 
Final
ARK 69
TENN 64
Final
AUB 61
TEXAM 71
Final
UTST 56
WYO 44
Final
SDST 58
FRES 47
Final
CALST 79
SDCHR 54
 
2nd
NEV 54
UNLV 55
 
1st
BSU 28
COLST 28
 
Final
PHI 4
ARI 3
Final
NYI 4
NYR 1
Final
CLB 4
WAS 3
Final
PIT 5
WIN 3
Final
MON 3
DAL 2
Final
FLA 4
DET 5
Final
CAR 4
TAM 2
Final
NAS 4
COL 3
Final
CAL 4
BUF 1
3rd
EDM 1
MIN 1
 
2nd Intermission
VAN 0
ANA 2