Jackson gets 1st win with A's in 7-2 victory over Indians

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Edwin Jackson is making the most of his opportunity with yet another new team.

The 34-year-old journeyman earned his first win with Oakland, pitching neatly into the seventh inning as the Athletics beat the Cleveland Indians 7-2 Saturday for their season-high sixth straight victory.

Jackson (1-0) signed a minor league contract with the A's on June 6 and is now with his record-tying 13th major league team. He gave up only two hits in 6 2/3 innings. He struck out six and walked none in his second start for Oakland.

''Honestly, when I can look in the mirror and say that I can't do it any more, I'll go home,'' Jackson said.

''I'm not playing for the money. I'm not playing for anything else but to come have fun,'' he said.

Jackson was in the minors for Washington earlier this season, then joined the A's. With their rotation beset by injuries, the Athletics gave Jackson a chance.

Matt Olson, Dustin Fowler and Josh Phegley homered to help the A's win for the 12th time in 14 games. They've won seven straight against Cleveland and nine of their last 10 against the Indians in Oakland.

Jackson has won 10 consecutive decisions over Cleveland, a streak dating to 2008. His string against the Indians is the longest since Charlie Hough beat them 13 straight times from 1984-88.

Jackson has 13 strikeouts and hasn't allowed a walk in 12 2/3 innings through his first two starts with Oakland. He topped out at 97 mph on Saturday.

''Based on the way he was available and the way he's been able to pitch for us it's a surprise, but he's always been able to do that a little bit with the sinker and the four-seamer,'' A's manager Bob Melvin said.

''Now he just manipulates a little bit more and the offspeed stuff with the changeup speed and the slider. . It really keeps you off-balance,'' he said.

The AL Central-leading Indians lost for the fourth time in five games.

The A's trailed 2-0 going into the sixth, when Franklin Barreto became their first baserunner with a leadoff double against Adam Plutko (4-2). Phegley followed with his second home run and Oakland took a 3-2 lead when Fowler scored from first on Mark Canha's double.

''I was extremely happy with the first four (innings) and how could you not be?'' Plutko said. ''Even in the fifth I liked what I was doing, but in the sixth they came out with four straight hits, flexed their muscle and that was the game.''

Francisco Lindor hit his 20th homer and Jose Ramirez hit his 24th in the Cleveland fourth.

Oakland broke the game open in the eighth, when they homered twice in a four-run inning. Fowler hit his fifth home run leading off the inning against Dan Otero, and Olson hit a two-run shot off Josh Tomlin, his 18th.

Rookie Lou Trivino induced Yonder Alonso to hit into a game-ending for his third save. Trivino came into the game after the Indians loaded the bases with one out in the ninth off Santiago Casilla on a hit, a walk and a hit batter.

HOME

The A's finally got their offense going at home, where going into Saturday were batting .233 and averaging 3.61 runs per game at the Coliseum. Oakland is hitting .263 and averaging 5.55 runs on the road.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Indians: LHP Tyler Olson (latissimus dorsi strain) threw his first bullpen on Friday and is expected to throw off a mound again on Sunday. ... LHP Ryan Merritt (left knee sprain) threw 48 pitches on Friday in a rehab game with Triple-A Columbus. . RHP Carlos Carrasco (right elbow contusion) was expected to throw 65 pitches in a rehab game with Double-A Akron on Saturday.

Athletics: 3B Matt Chapman (right thumb contusion) will take BP on Sunday and could be activated for Tuesday's series opener against San Diego without going on a rehab assignment. ''Even if we don't feel like potentially he's up to speed offensively, he can save some runs out there defensively,'' Melvin said.

UP NEXT

RHP Mike Clevinger (6-3, 3.03 ERA) is 0-1 with a 7.04 ERA in two outings (one start) against Oakland. He's 2-1 with a 2.07 ERA over his last four starts. RHP Frankie Montas (4-1, 3.68) is 1-1 with a 7.20 ERA over his last three starts.

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  • W: E. Jackson (1-0)L: A. Plutko (4-2)S: L. Trivino (3)
  • HR: CLE - F. Lindor (20), J. Ramirez (24), OAK - J. Phegley (2), M. Olson (18), D. Fowler (5)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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F. Lindor SS41111010.290.365.547.9115.5
M. Brantley LF40100010.306.355.493.8480.5
J. Ramirez 3B31111000.291.398.6031.0007.0
E. Encarnacion DH30000110.229.307.473.7800.5
Y. Alonso 1B40000013.247.318.435.753-0.5
L. Chisenhall RF20000000.304.382.418.8000.0
a- B. Guyer PH-RF10000010.156.250.302.552-0.5
J. Kipnis 2B20000120.217.296.341.6380.0
Y. Gomes C30000011.249.314.449.763-0.5
T. Naquin CF30000021.277.305.375.680-1.0
  • a-struck out for Chisenhall in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. Fowler CF42211010.252.286.405.6907.5
M. Canha LF31110100.254.329.468.7975.0
J. Lowrie 3B21000200.291.351.500.8513.0
K. Davis DH30110001.231.318.495.8123.0
M. Olson 1B41121002.239.321.459.7807.0
S. Piscotty RF40100011.253.320.406.7260.5
M. Semien SS40000012.249.302.364.666-0.5
F. Barreto 2B31100020.216.245.451.6962.0
J. Phegley C31121010.259.276.593.8686.5
    BATTING
    • HR - F. Lindor (20), J. Ramirez (24)
    • RBI - F. Lindor (46), J. Ramirez (53)
    BATTING
    • 2B - M. Canha (13), K. Davis (14), F. Barreto (3)
    • HR - D. Fowler (5), M. Olson (18), J. Phegley (2)
    • SF - K. Davis (3)
    • RBI - D. Fowler (17), M. Canha (30), K. Davis (55), M. Olson 2 (43), J. Phegley 2 (7)
    • 2-Out RBI - M. Olson 2 (13)
    FIELDING
    • Outfield Assist - M. Brantley (3)
    • E - Y. Gomes (6)
    FIELDING
    • DP - (Olson-Semien-Trivino)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    A. Plutko (L, 4-2)5.25331314.661.202.5
    O. Perez0.10000000.900.600.0
    D. Otero1.11110316.071.082.5
    J. Tomlin0.12332016.601.47-7.0
    G. Kontos0.10000004.881.380.0
    PITCHERSIP
    A. Plutko (L, 4-2)5.2
    O. Perez0.1
    D. Otero1.1
    J. Tomlin0.1
    G. Kontos0.1
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    E. Jackson (W, 1-0)6.22220622.130.6327.0
    R. Buchter (H, 6)0.10000102.771.460.5
    E. Pagan (H, 4)1.00001202.861.213.0
    S. Casilla0.11001103.001.19-1.5
    L. Trivino (S, 3)0.20000001.560.957.0
    PITCHERSIP
    E. Jackson (W, 1-0)6.2
    R. Buchter (H, 6)0.1
    E. Pagan (H, 4)1.0
    S. Casilla0.1
    L. Trivino (S, 3)0.2
    PITCHING
    • WP - J. Tomlin (5), G. Kontos
    • Pitches-Strikes - A. Plutko 90-55, O. Perez 3-1, D. Otero 21-12, J. Tomlin 22-11, G. Kontos 7-4
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Plutko 3-10, O. Perez 1-0, D. Otero 1-0, G. Kontos 1-0
    • Batters Faced - A. Plutko 22, O. Perez, D. Otero 5, J. Tomlin 5, G. Kontos
    PITCHING
    • WP - E. Pagan (2)
    • HBP - S. Casilla (4)
    • Pitches-Strikes - E. Jackson 86-52, R. Buchter 7-5, E. Pagan 21-11, S. Casilla 19-8, L. Trivino 3-2
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - E. Jackson 2-12, L. Trivino 1-0
    • Batters Faced - E. Jackson 22, R. Buchter, E. Pagan 4, S. Casilla 4, L. Trivino
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    F. Lindor SS41111010.290.365.547.9115.5
    M. Brantley LF40100010.306.355.493.8480.5
    J. Ramirez 3B31111000.291.398.6031.0007.0
    E. Encarnacion DH30000110.229.307.473.7800.5
    Y. Alonso 1B40000013.247.318.435.753-0.5
    L. Chisenhall RF20000000.304.382.418.8000.0
    a- B. Guyer PH-RF10000010.156.250.302.552-0.5
    J. Kipnis 2B20000120.217.296.341.6380.0
    Y. Gomes C30000011.249.314.449.763-0.5
    T. Naquin CF30000021.277.305.375.680-1.0
    Total2923222105-----
    • a-struck out for Chisenhall in the 8th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    D. Fowler CF42211010.252.286.405.6907.5
    M. Canha LF31110100.254.329.468.7975.0
    J. Lowrie 3B21000200.291.351.500.8513.0
    K. Davis DH30110001.231.318.495.8123.0
    M. Olson 1B41121002.239.321.459.7807.0
    S. Piscotty RF40100011.253.320.406.7260.5
    M. Semien SS40000012.249.302.364.666-0.5
    F. Barreto 2B31100020.216.245.451.6962.0
    J. Phegley C31121010.259.276.593.8686.5
    Total307873366-----
      BATTING
      • HR - F. Lindor (20), J. Ramirez (24)
      • RBI - F. Lindor (46), J. Ramirez (53)
      BATTING
      • 2B - M. Canha (13), K. Davis (14), F. Barreto (3)
      • HR - D. Fowler (5), M. Olson (18), J. Phegley (2)
      • SF - K. Davis (3)
      • RBI - D. Fowler (17), M. Canha (30), K. Davis (55), M. Olson 2 (43), J. Phegley 2 (7)
      • 2-Out RBI - M. Olson 2 (13)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - M. Brantley (3)
      • E - Y. Gomes (6)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Olson-Semien-Trivino)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      A. Plutko (L, 4-2)5.25331314.661.202.5
      O. Perez0.10000000.900.600.0
      D. Otero1.11110316.071.082.5
      J. Tomlin0.12332016.601.47-7.0
      G. Kontos0.10000004.881.380.0
      Total8.0877363---
      PITCHERSIP
      A. Plutko (L, 4-2)5.2
      O. Perez0.1
      D. Otero1.1
      J. Tomlin0.1
      G. Kontos0.1
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      E. Jackson (W, 1-0)6.22220622.130.6327.0
      R. Buchter (H, 6)0.10000102.771.460.5
      E. Pagan (H, 4)1.00001202.861.213.0
      S. Casilla0.11001103.001.19-1.5
      L. Trivino (S, 3)0.20000001.560.957.0
      Total9.03222102---
      PITCHERSIP
      E. Jackson (W, 1-0)6.2
      R. Buchter (H, 6)0.1
      E. Pagan (H, 4)1.0
      S. Casilla0.1
      L. Trivino (S, 3)0.2
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - J. Tomlin (5), G. Kontos
      • Pitches-Strikes - A. Plutko 90-55, O. Perez 3-1, D. Otero 21-12, J. Tomlin 22-11, G. Kontos 7-4
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Plutko 3-10, O. Perez 1-0, D. Otero 1-0, G. Kontos 1-0
      • Batters Faced - A. Plutko 22, O. Perez, D. Otero 5, J. Tomlin 5, G. Kontos
      PITCHING
      • WP - E. Pagan (2)
      • HBP - S. Casilla (4)
      • Pitches-Strikes - E. Jackson 86-52, R. Buchter 7-5, E. Pagan 21-11, S. Casilla 19-8, L. Trivino 3-2
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - E. Jackson 2-12, L. Trivino 1-0
      • Batters Faced - E. Jackson 22, R. Buchter, E. Pagan 4, S. Casilla 4, L. Trivino
      • 8TH INNING
        Olson homered to right center, Lowrie scored27
        Davis hit sacrifice fly to right, Canha scored25
        Fowler homered to right center24
      • 6TH INNING
        Canha doubled to left center, Fowler scored, Canha out at third23
        Phegley homered to left, Barreto scored22
      • 4TH INNING
        Ramirez homered to center20
        Lindor homered to right center10
      • 9TH INNING
        • Santiago Casilla relieved Emilio Pagan
        • F. Lindor: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Lindor struck out swinging
        • M. Brantley: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Brantley singled to center
        • J. Ramirez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ramirez hit by pitch, Brantley to second
        • E. Encarnacion: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Encarnacion walked, Brantley to third, Ramirez to second
        • Lou Trivino relieved Santiago Casilla
        • Y. Alonso: Ball, Foul, Alonso grounded into double play first to shortstop to pitcher, Encarnacion out at second
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Brandon Guyer hit for Lonnie Chisenhall
        • Emilio Pagan relieved Ryan Buchter
        • B. Guyer: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Guyer struck out swinging
        • J. Kipnis: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Kipnis walked
        • Y. Gomes: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Gomes popped out to shortstop
        • T. Naquin: Strike (foul tip), Foul, Ball, Ball, Kipnis to second on wild pitch, Strike swinging, Naquin struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Otero Pitching:
        • J. Phegley: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Phegley struck out swinging
        • D. Fowler: Ball, Ball, Fowler homered to right center
        • Josh Tomlin relieved Dan Otero
        • M. Canha: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Canha walked
        • J. Lowrie: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Lowrie walked, Canha to third on catcher Gomes fielding error
        • K. Davis: Strike swinging, Davis hit sacrifice fly to right, Canha scored
        • M. Olson: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Lowrie to second on wild pitch, Olson homered to right center, Lowrie scored
        • S. Piscotty: Strike looking, Ball, Piscotty singled to center
        • George Kontos relieved Josh Tomlin
        • M. Semien: Ball, Ball, Piscotty to second on wild pitch, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Semien grounded out to third
        • End of the 8th (4 Runs, 3 Hits, 1 Error)
      • 7TH INNING
        • E. Jackson Pitching:
        • J. Ramirez: Ball, Ramirez lined out to left
        • E. Encarnacion: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Encarnacion struck out swinging
        • Ryan Buchter relieved Edwin Jackson
        • Y. Alonso: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Alonso struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Dan Otero relieved Oliver Perez
        • S. Piscotty: Piscotty grounded out to third
        • M. Semien: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Semien struck out looking
        • F. Barreto: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Barreto struck out swinging
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • E. Jackson Pitching:
        • T. Naquin: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Naquin flied out to left
        • F. Lindor: Ball, Ball, Lindor popped out to second
        • M. Brantley: Ball, Brantley flied out to left
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Plutko Pitching:
        • F. Barreto: Ball, Strike swinging, Barreto doubled to deep left
        • J. Phegley: Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Phegley homered to left, Barreto scored
        • D. Fowler: Foul, Ball, Fowler singled to right
        • M. Canha: Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Canha doubled to left center, Fowler scored, Canha out at third
        • J. Lowrie: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Lowrie walked
        • K. Davis: Ball, Davis fouled out to third
        • Oliver Perez relieved Adam Plutko
        • M. Olson: Ball, Ball, Olson grounded out to first
        • End of the 6th (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • E. Jackson Pitching:
        • L. Chisenhall: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Chisenhall lined out to second
        • J. Kipnis: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul tip, Kipnis struck out on foul tip
        • Y. Gomes: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Gomes struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Plutko Pitching:
        • K. Davis: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Davis doubled to deep center
        • M. Olson: Ball, Olson popped out to first
        • S. Piscotty: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Piscotty struck out swinging
        • M. Semien: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Semien fouled out to first
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • E. Jackson Pitching:
        • F. Lindor: Strike looking, Ball, Lindor homered to right center
        • M. Brantley: Strike looking, Ball, Brantley lined out to left
        • J. Ramirez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ramirez homered to center
        • E. Encarnacion: Ball, Encarnacion grounded out to shortstop
        • Y. Alonso: Alonso flied out to left
        • Middle of the 4th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Plutko Pitching:
        • D. Fowler: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Fowler popped out to third
        • M. Canha: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Canha flied out to deep center
        • J. Lowrie: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Lowrie popped out to third
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • E. Jackson Pitching:
        • J. Kipnis: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Kipnis struck out swinging
        • Y. Gomes: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Gomes grounded out to catcher
        • T. Naquin: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Naquin struck out looking
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Plutko Pitching:
        • M. Semien: Strike looking, Semien grounded out to pitcher
        • F. Barreto: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Barreto struck out swinging
        • J. Phegley: Ball, Ball, Phegley flied out to left
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • E. Jackson Pitching:
        • E. Encarnacion: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Encarnacion popped out to pitcher
        • Y. Alonso: Ball, Ball, Ball, Alonso flied out to center
        • L. Chisenhall: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Chisenhall flied out to right
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Plutko Pitching:
        • K. Davis: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Davis grounded out to second
        • M. Olson: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Olson flied out to center
        • S. Piscotty: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Piscotty flied out to deep right
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • E. Jackson Pitching:
        • F. Lindor: Ball, Lindor flied out to right
        • M. Brantley: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul tip, Brantley struck out on foul tip
        • J. Ramirez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ramirez flied out to deep center
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Plutko Pitching:
        • D. Fowler: Foul, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Fowler struck out swinging
        • M. Canha: Foul, Canha grounded out to shortstop
        • J. Lowrie: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Lowrie flied out to left
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)