In weather that brought back memories of Cleveland's first postseason game in 1995, the Indians…
Indians Have Solid Effort In 7-2 Triumph
Victor Martinez hit a two-run homer, his 16th, in the first inning to start Cleveland on its way to a 7-0 lead.
Casey Blake had a two-out, two-run double in the third, Hector Luna hit his sixth homer to open the fourth, drove in another run with a fielder's choice grounder in the fifth and later scored on a wild pitch to make it 7-0.
Martinez, Blake, Grady Sizemore, Andy Marte and Jhonny Peralta all had four hits. Sizemore went 2-for-3 to raise his career average to .440 (11-for-25) at Oakland. The only member of Cleveland's starting lineup without a hit was Jason Michaels, who did walk and score on Martinez's homer.
Rafael Betancourt retired the A's in order on four pitches in the ninth as Oakland had a four-game winning streak stopped.
Oakland, coming off a three-game sweep of the defending World Series champion Chicago White Sox, had its AL West lead drop to 6 1/2 games over the idle Los Angeles Angels.
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