Cleveland Drops Oakland 5-1 - Match Report
Cleveland got 5 1/3 innings of work from Jeanmar Gomez en route to a 5-1 victory over Oakland on Saturday at O.co Coliseum.
Bettors who backed the Indians were rewarded as +123 underdogs at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 7.5.
Jeanmar Gomez earned the victory for the Indians, throwing 5 1/3 innings of work, striking out 3, walking 1, and allowing 4 hits and 1 earned run. That effort was supported by 3 RBIs from Jason Kipnis in the win.
Oakland's starting pitcher Brandon McCarthy worked 7 innings, giving up 10 hits and 2 earned runs while striking out 4 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Jonny Gomes in a losing cause.
The battle of the bats favored Cleveland as they had 14 hits, while Oakland only had 8.
Chris Perez pitched the final 1/3 innings for the save. He struck out 0 and allowed 0 hits in his outing.