OAKLAND’s Khris Davis hit a three-run homer and scored three times, as the A’s beat the Indians 9-1 on Tuesday night to snap a three-game losing streak.
Davis had struck out in six consecutive at-bats before hitting his 33rd home run of the season off Cleveland starter Danny Salazar.
Salazar was knocked out of the game after giving up a leadoff double in the fifth. The righty allowed six runs to match a career high and walked three with two strikeouts in his second start since coming off the disabled list.
Sean Manaea allowed three hits and one run over seven innings for his second win since June 29. Manaea walked two and fanned eight. He didn’t allow a hit until Mike Napoli’s two-out single in the fourth. He was thrown out at second base trying to extend the hit into a double.
Gimenez hit a lead-off homer in the sixth.
Trevor Bauer takes the bump for the Indians. He faces Oakland tonight for the second time this season. Bauer left with no decision after allowing two home runs over 5 1/3 innings against the A’s on July 29.
Kendall Graveman pitches for Oakland and has eight wins in his last 10 decisions but the righty is winless in three career starts against the Indians.
Coverage begins at 9:37pm on ESPN-970-WFUN.