A's place slugger Khris Davis on IL after beating Indians

CLEVELAND (AP) Khris Davis' injury isn't getting better. The Athletics won't let it get any worse.

Oakland's slugger was placed on the injured list after the A's extended their winning streak to five games with a 5-3 win over the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday night. Pinch-hitter Mark Canha replaced Davis in the third inning and connected on a two-run homer off struggling Cleveland starter Trevor Bauer (4-3), who hung around for six innings despite early wildness.

Davis, who led the majors with 48 homers last season, has been slowed by a bruised left hip sustained on May 5 in Pittsburgh. Manager Bob Melvin has rested him whenever possible, but Davis said the injury isn't improving and it's time to shut down completely.

''It hasn't gotten worse, but it definitely hasn't gotten better, so it's the right move to hit the IL,'' Davis said. ''It's basically pretty much the same since it happened. Every swing, I feel it. I think it's more of an oblique, but we'll see.''

Davis was asked about his level of frustration.

''A 10,'' he said.

Davis, who grounded out in his one at-bat, will undergo an MRI in Cleveland on Wednesday. Until they know more, the A's will have to survive without the biggest threat in their lineup.

''It hurts,'' said Canha, who has just five hits since coming off the injured list - four homers and a single. ''Khris is beloved on this team and is a big presence for us, and obviously we need him back as soon as possible. Hopefully, it will be a short break and he'll be better because we need him.''

Melvin expressed frustration at how long it's taken Davis to heal.

''Today, it got to the point where he realizes he needs to take the full 10 days off,'' Melvin said. ''He's a power hitter, so he creates a lot of torque and that's where his power comes from. He needs his lower half. Even his BP swings haven't been great, but he was getting hits. Once he got into the game today, it got no better, so we agreed it was time to do something.''

Meanwhile, the Indians have their own issues with Bauer, who hasn't stepped up the way the team needed him to while waiting for injured starters Corey Kluber and Mike Clevinger to return.

Bauer walked four, struck out five and hit three while throwing a season-high 123 pitches. The right-hander is at a loss to explain why he's not getting results.

''Overall, I thought my stuff was really good tonight,'' he said. ''Gave up four hits. Curveball on the black goes for a bloop hit and then five pitches later a fastball at the letters goes for a homer. I think that's just the kind of the way things are going for me right now.''

Oakland reliever Liam Hendricks (2-0) pitched two scoreless innings and Blake Treinen, the A's fourth reliever, worked the ninth for his ninth save in 11 tries.

Jurickson Profar homered in the eighth as Oakland improved to 7-1 against AL Central teams this season. The A's are 59-20 vs. Cleveland, Chicago, Minnesota, Detroit and Kansas City dating to Aug. 23, 2016.

Francisco Lindor and Carlos Santana hit solo homers for Cleveland.

With Bauer struggling to find his rhythm, Canha hit his third career pinch-homer to give the A's a 3-1 lead in the third. Canha fell behind 1-2 before reaching out of the strike zone to push a four-seam fastball over the wall in right.

''When you get thrown into a situation like that, you've just got to simplify,'' he said.

PEREZ INJURED

Indians catcher Roberto Perez was diagnosed with a concussion after he was struck in the mask by a foul ball in the third inning. Manager Terry Francona said the team will wait until he reports Wednesday before deciding whether to put him on the concussion. The Indians will bring catcher Eric Haase from Columbus as a precaution.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Athletics: LHP Brett Anderson (neck strain) appears on track to make his next start after he ducked to avoid Roberto Perez's broken bat in the fifth inning Monday night. Anderson came out an inning later. ''I hope it doesn't affect his bullpen session, let alone his next outing,'' Melvin said.

Indians: Clevinger threw an extended bullpen, using all his pitches in the latest stage of his rapid recovery from an upper back strain. Francona said Clevinger could throw another bullpen session or possibly face live batters in his next workout.

UP NEXT

Athletics: RHP Frankie Montas (5-2, 2.67 ERA) starts the series finale. He struck out 10 and did not allow a walk last week in a win over Detroit.

Indians: RHP Jefry Rodriguez (1-3, 3.45 ERA) tries to bounce back after being tagged for a season-high four runs and seven hits last week against Baltimore. He beat Oakland on May 11 for his first win with Cleveland.

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  • W: L. Hendriks (2-0)L: T. Bauer (4-3)S: B. Treinen (9)
  • HR: OAK - J. Profar (7), M. Canha (6), CLE - C. Santana (8), F. Lindor (7)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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M. Chapman 3B50110021.262.354.519.8732.0
M. Olson 1B51100011.228.333.456.7891.5
K. Davis DH10000000.248.318.497.8150.0
a- M. Canha PH-DH41221000.210.342.516.8588.0
S. Piscotty RF31000111.258.332.397.7291.5
J. Profar 2B11111100.206.279.376.6549.0
R. Grossman LF40000004.220.333.366.6990.0
R. Laureano CF30100110.238.294.360.6552.5
J. Phegley C20010111.276.317.474.7912.5
C. Bassitt P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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B. Treinen P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
  • a-homered for Davis in the 3rd
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
F. Lindor SS51111021.286.331.509.8405.0
J. Kipnis 2B30000120.219.305.342.6470.0
C. Santana 1B21111212.290.404.488.8927.5
C. Gonzalez LF20000110.210.282.276.5580.5
a- J. Luplow PH-RF10000001.242.301.500.8010.0
J. Ramirez 3B20000200.194.297.303.6002.0
J. Bauers DH40100014.228.315.345.6600.5
R. Perez C20000013.228.319.426.745-0.5
K. Plawecki C20000001.143.250.286.5360.0
L. Martin CF31000100.226.309.377.6862.0
O. Mercado RF-LF40110010.294.400.471.8712.5
T. Bauer P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
A. Cimber P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
N. Wittgren P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
  • a-grounded into a double play for C. Gonzalez in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - M. Semien (12), M. Chapman (12), R. Laureano (6)
  • HR - M. Canha (6), J. Profar (7)
  • RBI - M. Chapman (28), M. Canha 2 (11), J. Profar (26), J. Phegley (28)
  • 2-Out RBI - M. Chapman (9), J. Phegley (8)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Semien 4 (4), M. Chapman, M. Olson, R. Grossman 2 (2)
BATTING
  • 2B - O. Mercado (3)
  • HR - F. Lindor (7), C. Santana (8)
  • RBI - F. Lindor (15), C. Santana (28), O. Mercado (3)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - C. Santana 2 (2), J. Bauers, R. Perez 3 (3), K. Plawecki
FIELDING
  • DP - (Chapman-Profar-Olson)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Lindor-Kipnis-Santana)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Bassitt3.23336622.481.070.0
L. Hendriks (W, 2-0)2.01000101.351.0912.5
R. Buchter (H, 4)0.20001004.021.72-1.0
J. Soria (H, 5)1.20000004.761.103.0
B. Treinen (S, 9)1.00000202.701.2011.0
PITCHERSIP
C. Bassitt3.2
L. Hendriks (W, 2-0)2.0
R. Buchter (H, 4)0.2
J. Soria (H, 5)1.2
B. Treinen (S, 9)1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Bauer (L, 4-3)6.04444513.951.173.5
A. Cimber1.13110013.381.07-1.0
N. Wittgren1.20000201.020.684.0
PITCHERSIP
T. Bauer (L, 4-3)6.0
A. Cimber1.1
N. Wittgren1.2
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Bassitt 88-47, L. Hendriks 33-21, R. Buchter 12-5, J. Soria 11-9, B. Treinen 13-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Bassitt 2-3, L. Hendriks 1-4, R. Buchter 1-1, J. Soria 3-1
  • Batters Faced - C. Bassitt 20, L. Hendriks 7, R. Buchter 3, J. Soria 4, B. Treinen 3
PITCHING
  • HBP - T. Bauer 3 (7)
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Bauer 123-73, A. Cimber 24-14, N. Wittgren 21-14
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Bauer 3-10, A. Cimber 1-2, N. Wittgren 2-1
  • Batters Faced - T. Bauer 29, A. Cimber 6, N. Wittgren 5
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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M. Chapman 3B50110021.262.354.519.8732.0
M. Olson 1B51100011.228.333.456.7891.5
K. Davis DH10000000.248.318.497.8150.0
a- M. Canha PH-DH41221000.210.342.516.8588.0
S. Piscotty RF31000111.258.332.397.7291.5
J. Profar 2B11111100.206.279.376.6549.0
R. Grossman LF40000004.220.333.366.6990.0
R. Laureano CF30100110.238.294.360.6552.5
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L. Hendriks P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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  • a-homered for Davis in the 3rd
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F. Lindor SS51111021.286.331.509.8405.0
J. Kipnis 2B30000120.219.305.342.6470.0
C. Santana 1B21111212.290.404.488.8927.5
C. Gonzalez LF20000110.210.282.276.5580.5
a- J. Luplow PH-RF10000001.242.301.500.8010.0
J. Ramirez 3B20000200.194.297.303.6002.0
J. Bauers DH40100014.228.315.345.6600.5
R. Perez C20000013.228.319.426.745-0.5
K. Plawecki C20000001.143.250.286.5360.0
L. Martin CF31000100.226.309.377.6862.0
O. Mercado RF-LF40110010.294.400.471.8712.5
T. Bauer P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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  • a-grounded into a double play for C. Gonzalez in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - M. Semien (12), M. Chapman (12), R. Laureano (6)
  • HR - M. Canha (6), J. Profar (7)
  • RBI - M. Chapman (28), M. Canha 2 (11), J. Profar (26), J. Phegley (28)
  • 2-Out RBI - M. Chapman (9), J. Phegley (8)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Semien 4 (4), M. Chapman, M. Olson, R. Grossman 2 (2)
BATTING
  • 2B - O. Mercado (3)
  • HR - F. Lindor (7), C. Santana (8)
  • RBI - F. Lindor (15), C. Santana (28), O. Mercado (3)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - C. Santana 2 (2), J. Bauers, R. Perez 3 (3), K. Plawecki
FIELDING
  • DP - (Chapman-Profar-Olson)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Lindor-Kipnis-Santana)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Bassitt3.23336622.481.070.0
L. Hendriks (W, 2-0)2.01000101.351.0912.5
R. Buchter (H, 4)0.20001004.021.72-1.0
J. Soria (H, 5)1.20000004.761.103.0
B. Treinen (S, 9)1.00000202.701.2011.0
Total9.0433792---
PITCHERSIP
C. Bassitt3.2
L. Hendriks (W, 2-0)2.0
R. Buchter (H, 4)0.2
J. Soria (H, 5)1.2
B. Treinen (S, 9)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Bauer (L, 4-3)6.04444513.951.173.5
A. Cimber1.13110013.381.07-1.0
N. Wittgren1.20000201.020.684.0
Total9.0755472---
PITCHERSIP
T. Bauer (L, 4-3)6.0
A. Cimber1.1
N. Wittgren1.2
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Bassitt 88-47, L. Hendriks 33-21, R. Buchter 12-5, J. Soria 11-9, B. Treinen 13-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Bassitt 2-3, L. Hendriks 1-4, R. Buchter 1-1, J. Soria 3-1
  • Batters Faced - C. Bassitt 20, L. Hendriks 7, R. Buchter 3, J. Soria 4, B. Treinen 3
PITCHING
  • HBP - T. Bauer 3 (7)
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Bauer 123-73, A. Cimber 24-14, N. Wittgren 21-14
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Bauer 3-10, A. Cimber 1-2, N. Wittgren 2-1
  • Batters Faced - T. Bauer 29, A. Cimber 6, N. Wittgren 5
  • 8TH INNING
    Profar homered to right53
  • 4TH INNING
    Mercado doubled to left center, Martin scored43
    Chapman doubled to left, Semien scored42
  • 3RD INNING
    Santana homered to center32
    Canha homered to right, Olson scored31
  • 2ND INNING
    Phegley walked, Piscotty scored, Profar to third, Laureano to second11
  • 1ST INNING
    Lindor homered to right center01
  • 9TH INNING
    • N. Wittgren Pitching:
    • M. Chapman: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Chapman struck out looking
    • M. Olson: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Olson grounded out to first
    • M. Canha: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Canha fouled out to catcher
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Blake Treinen relieved Joakim Soria
    • L. Martin: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Martin flied out to center
    • O. Mercado: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Mercado struck out swinging
    • F. Lindor: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Lindor struck out swinging
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • A. Cimber Pitching:
    • J. Profar: Ball, Profar homered to right
    • R. Grossman: Ball, Grossman lined out to left
    • R. Laureano: Laureano doubled to deep left
    • Nick Wittgren relieved Adam Cimber
    • J. Phegley: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Phegley struck out swinging
    • M. Semien: Strike looking, Semien grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Soria Pitching:
    • J. Ramirez: Foul, Ramirez lined out to left
    • J. Bauers: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Bauers grounded out to first
    • K. Plawecki: Plawecki grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Adam Cimber relieved Trevor Bauer
    • M. Olson: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Olson flied out to right
    • M. Canha: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Canha singled to right
    • S. Piscotty: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Piscotty grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Canha out at second
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • R. Buchter Pitching:
    • J. Kipnis: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Kipnis lined out to right
    • C. Santana: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Santana walked
    • Jordan Luplow hit for Carlos Gonzalez
    • Joakim Soria relieved Ryan Buchter
    • J. Luplow: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Luplow grounded into double play third to second to first, Santana out at second
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • T. Bauer Pitching:
    • R. Laureano: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Laureano struck out looking
    • J. Phegley: Ball, Phegley hit by pitch
    • M. Semien: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Semien struck out looking
    • M. Chapman: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Chapman struck out looking
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • L. Hendriks Pitching:
    • L. Martin: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Martin grounded out to shortstop
    • O. Mercado: Mercado fouled out to first
    • Ryan Buchter relieved Liam Hendriks
    • F. Lindor: Strike looking, Lindor grounded out to second
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • Kevin Plawecki catching
    • M. Canha: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Canha popped out to second
    • S. Piscotty: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Piscotty struck out looking
    • J. Profar: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Profar walked
    • R. Grossman: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Grossman grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • L. Hendriks Pitching:
    • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Gonzalez flied out to deep center
    • J. Ramirez: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ramirez popped out to second
    • J. Bauers: Ball, Bauers singled to left center
    • K. Plawecki: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Plawecki fouled out to right
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • T. Bauer Pitching:
    • R. Laureano: Ball, Ball, Laureano flied out to right
    • J. Phegley: Ball, Strike looking, Phegley flied out to center
    • M. Semien: Strike looking, Ball, Semien doubled to left center
    • M. Chapman: Chapman doubled to left, Semien scored
    • M. Olson: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Olson flied out to deep center
    • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Bassitt Pitching:
    • R. Perez: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Perez struck out swinging
    • L. Martin: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Martin walked
    • O. Mercado: Foul, Mercado doubled to left center, Martin scored
    • F. Lindor: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Lindor struck out swinging
    • J. Kipnis: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Kipnis walked
    • Liam Hendriks relieved Chris Bassitt
    • C. Santana: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Santana struck out swinging
    • End of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • T. Bauer Pitching:
    • M. Chapman: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Chapman lined out to right
    • M. Olson: Olson singled to right center
    • Mark Canha hit for Khris Davis
    • M. Canha: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Canha homered to right, Olson scored
    • S. Piscotty: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Piscotty flied out to left
    • J. Profar: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Profar hit by pitch
    • R. Grossman: Ball, Grossman lined out to first
    • Middle of the 3rd (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Bassitt Pitching:
    • J. Kipnis: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Kipnis struck out swinging
    • C. Santana: Santana homered to center
    • C. Gonzalez: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Gonzalez struck out swinging
    • J. Ramirez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ramirez walked
    • J. Bauers: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Bauers grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • T. Bauer Pitching:
    • K. Davis: Foul, Davis grounded out to shortstop
    • S. Piscotty: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Piscotty walked
    • J. Profar: Ball, Foul, Ball, Profar hit by pitch, Piscotty to second
    • R. Grossman: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Grossman flied out to left
    • R. Laureano: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Laureano walked, Piscotty to third, Profar to second
    • J. Phegley: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Phegley walked, Piscotty scored, Profar to third, Laureano to second
    • M. Semien: Strike looking, Semien reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Phegley out at second
    • Middle of the 2nd (1 Run, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Bassitt Pitching:
    • L. Martin: Ball, Foul, Martin popped out to third
    • O. Mercado: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Mercado flied out to deep right
    • F. Lindor: Ball, Ball, Lindor flied out to left
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • T. Bauer Pitching:
    • M. Semien: Ball, Foul, Semien lined out to right
    • M. Chapman: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Chapman flied out to center
    • M. Olson: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Olson struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Bassitt Pitching:
    • F. Lindor: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Lindor homered to right center
    • J. Kipnis: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Kipnis struck out swinging
    • C. Santana: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Santana walked
    • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Gonzalez walked, Santana to second
    • J. Ramirez: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ramirez walked, Santana to third, Gonzalez to second
    • J. Bauers: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Bauers struck out swinging
    • R. Perez: Ball, Perez reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Ramirez out at second
    • End of the 1st (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)