Athletics Win Fourth in a Row

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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Kurt Suzuki hit a three-run homer and the Oakland Athletics beat the Cleveland Indians 5-2 on Thursday night.

Adam Kennedy doubled twice and drove in a run for the A's, who have won four straight and nine of 11. Clayton Mortensen (2-2) pitched five innings to win his second consecutive start.

Trevor Crowe tripled home a run and Michael Brantley added an RBI groundout for the Indians, who have lost five straight and nine of 10.

Mortensen (2-2) gave up two runs and four hits, struck out four and walked three.

Justin Masterson (4-8) lost his fourth straight decision, allowing five runs and six hits over four innings.