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Oakland at Cleveland

Venue: Progressive Field
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The Cleveland Indians' losing streak to the Oakland Athletics is over.

The Indians will now try to hand Tommy Milone a career-worst fourth straight loss.

Cleveland could also move a season high-tying two games above .500 on Tuesday night when this four-game series continues at Progressive Field.

Asdrubal Cabrera had a career high-tying two homers, Mark Reynolds' AL-leading 10th home run went an estimated 460 feet and Jason Kipnis added a solo shot as the Indians (15-14) won Monday's opener 7-3.

Cleveland, the AL leader with 44 home runs, had dropped five in a row at Progressive Field to the A's (18-15) and eight in a row overall in since a 5-1 road win last April 12.

The Indians, winners of seven of eight, can now move two games above the break-even point for the first time since opening 2-0 with a pair of victories in Toronto.

Milone (3-3, 3.69 ERA) will try to prevent that from happening and halt his personal three-start skid. The left-hander, though, can't be solely blamed for his recent results, as the A's have totaled five runs in his losing streak after plating 28 in his first three.

Milone takes the ball for the first time since surrendering a career high-tying three home runs in Wednesday's 5-4 loss to the Los Angeles Angels. The southpaw also struck out 10 - matching a career high - and walked none in seven innings.

"I wanted to go as deep into the game as I could," Milone said. "The bullpen has been out there a lot the last few days. I needed to go out and throw strikes. I felt good throughout the game, it was just a few bad pitches."

Milone is 1-0 with a 3.27 ERA in two starts against Cleveland, both coming last season.

Scheduled starter Zach McAllister (2-3, 3.30) was on the mound for the Indians in both of those contests, going 0-1 with a 7.84 ERA after giving up five runs in a 7-0 home loss on Aug. 28.

The right-hander has lasted five or more innings in all five starts this season, giving up three earned runs or fewer each time. McAllister picked up his second victory of the season last Tuesday when Cleveland hit a season-high seven homers in a 14-2 victory over Philadelphia.

"That was a lot of fun," he told the Indians' official website after going seven strong innings. "I think any pitcher will tell you they're happy to have offense like that, and they'd gladly have more time in the dugout with longer innings than not having any runs and going out there to try to pitch."

McAllister could be spending plenty of time in dugout, as the Indians are batting .344 and averaging 7.8 runs during their 7-1 run.

AL player of the week Ryan Raburn is hitting .560 (14 for 25) with four homers and 10 RBIs in his last six games after driving in a run on Monday.

Raburn, though, is hitless in three at-bats off Milone.

A's center fielder Yoenis Cespedes, who could match a career high by homering in a third straight game, is 2 for 6 with a double versus McAllister.

Third baseman Josh Donaldson has four hits in five at-bats against the right-hander, while Brandon Moss - a .417 hitter outside Oakland - is 2 for 5 with a homer.

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Probable Starters

Tommy Milone, LHP
2013 stats
39.0 Innings Pitched 30.0
3-3 Wins-Losses 2-3
3.69 Earned Run Average 3.30
6 Walks 9
36 Strikeouts 24
102 Pitches Per Start 104
Career vs. opponent
11.0 Innings Pitched 10.1
1-0 Wins-Losses 0-1
3.27 Earned Run Average 7.84

Zach McAllister, RHP
Weather
weather image  Light showers. High level clouds. Mild.
Hi TempLo TempWindHumidityPrecip %
67°F54°F10mph/E66%38%
Standings
TeamStandingsWLPct.GBL 10Strk
Oakland4th AL West5774.435205-5 L 1
Cleveland1st AL Central7456.569-4-6 W 1
BATTER VS. PITCHER (Career)
vs Zach McAllister
PlayerABHHRBBSOAVG
Rosales220001.000
Donaldson54010.800
Smith32001.667
Jaso42020.500
Moss52111.400
 
BATTER VS. PITCHER (Career)
vs Tommy Milone
PlayerABHHRBBSOAVG
Santana53011.600
Cabrera62000.333
Brantley62001.333
Aviles31000.333
Reynolds31000.333
 

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C. BassittElbow
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S. DoolittleShoulder
F. DoubrontElbow
S. FuldShoulder
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J. HahnShoulder
T. LadendorfWrist
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J. LowrieToe
F. MontasRibs
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Cleveland
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M. BrantleyShoulder
M. ByrdSuspension
Y. ChangWrist
Y. GomesShoulder
T. OlsonIllness
D. SalazarPersonal
 
Series Game Log
DateatResult/TimeWinnerLoser
Apr 25MINMIN 4-3Jepsen McAllister 
Apr 26MINMIN 6-5Jepsen Allen 
Apr 27MINCLE 6-5Tomlin Berrios 
May 13CLECLE 7-6McAllister May 
May 14CLEMIN 6-3Santana Kluber 
May 15CLEMIN 5-1Duffey Bauer 
Jul 15MINCLE 5-2Carrasco Santana 
Jul 16MINMIN 5-4May Colon 
Jul 17MINCLE 6-1Tomlin Gibson 
Aug 1CLEMIN 12-5Berrios Salazar 
Aug 2CLEMIN 10-6Pressly Carrasco 
Aug 3CLEMIN 13-5Duffey Bauer 
Aug 4CLECLE 9-2Otero Santiago 
Aug 29CLECLE 1-0McAllister Kintzler 
Aug 30CLE 7:10 PM EDT  
Aug 31CLE 7:10 PM EDT  
Sep 9MIN 8:10 PM EDT  
Sep 10MIN 7:10 PM EDT  
Sep 11MIN 2:10 PM EDT