Oakland Tops Cleveland 3-1 - Recap
David DeJesus swatted 2 round trippers and drove in 2 runs as his Athletics defeated Cleveland 3-1 at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.
Oakland was favored by -139 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 7.5.
Oakland got 7 innings from Trevor Cahill, who gave up 1 earned run on 5 hits, while striking out 5. He earned the victory, while the Athletics got 2 RBIs from David DeJesus in the win.
Cleveland's starting pitcher Josh Tomlin worked 7 2/3 innings, giving up 3 hits and 2 earned runs while striking out 5 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Travis Hafner in a losing cause.
The battle of the bats favored Cleveland as they had 7 hits, while Oakland only had 4.
Grant Balfour pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 2 and allowed 0 hits in his outing.