Donald’s Homer Snaps Tribe’s Scoreless Streak

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CLEVELAND — The Indians dropped another contest Wednesday night at Progressive Field.  

The Oakland A’s took an 8-4 decision and sent Cleveland to defeat for the fourth game in a row.

At least the Indians got on the board in this contest. 

They had gone 24 straight innings without scoring a run when Jason Donald snapped the futility with a solo homer in the 3rd inning.

Jason Kipnis drove in the second run on a ground out in the same inning. 

A 2-0 lead might have been cause for celebration, but it did not last long.

One inning later, Oakland took the lead for good on a three run shot by Donaldson. 

Oakland added a single run in the 6th and a pair of runs in the 7th.

Cleveland clawed back to within 6-4 in the top of the 8th but reliever Vinnie Pestano struggled in the 9th inning, allowing 2 runs and the 8-4 lead. That’s how it ended.

The Indians and the A’s conclude their series on Thursday with a noon affair at Progressive Field.