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Westbrook Wins With Belliard Blast

Ronnie Belliard ... three-run homer, four RBI.

One little, two little, three little ... make that nine BIG Indians victories in 10 games, this one a 6-4 triumph over Oakland. It kept Cleveland one game in front of the New York Yankees in the AL wild-card race, dropped the Athletics 3 1/2 back and got the Indians within five of first-place Chicago in the AL Central, too.

"Tonight was a typically hard-fought game," Indians manager Eric Wedge told SportsTicker. "We had to keep going and it eventually paid off. It was an exciting series, a hard-fought series. It was everything we anticipated coming into it." Ron Belliard's three-run homer broke a 3-3 tie in the seventh inning and Bob Wickman got his 41st save in relief of Jake Westbrook (15-14), who flirted with... Recommended Stories

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