Cleveland loses to A’s in extras 4-3

Extra-innings were not kind to the Cleveland Baseball Club as they lost to the Oakland Athletics by a score of 4-3.

A two-out RBI double from Jed Lowrie in the Top of the 10th gave Oakland the lead and that would be just enough to hand the Cleveland Baseball Club a loss Tuesday night. In the bottom of the 10th it was a groundout from Amed Rosario, a line out from Jose Ramirez, and a strikeout from Bradley Zimmer which ended the game in three straight at-bats.

Cleveland actually had a chance to win this game prior to extras, but James Karinchak was not able to hold the lead in the 8th. Karinchak allowed one run on two hits in just 1 inning. The concerning aspect for Karinchak is that he failed to record a strikeout. Karinchak has not quite been himself for several months this season leading to speculation about why he was so much better earlier than later in the season.

Myles Straw and Rosario both went 2-5 with a run scored in the contest, the only Cleveland batters to collect multiple hits. Jose Ramirez and Franmil Reyes combined to go 0-6 with three walks between them (Reyes walking twice). Harold Ramirez and Owen Miller were the only other batters to collect a hit as both went 1-3 with a walk.

Two of Cleveland’s run came on infield singles, Harold Ramirez in the 1st and Rosario in the 2nd. Straw’s RBI double, also in the 2nd, was Cleveland’s only extra-base hit in the contest.

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