December 18, 2014
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.