Jack Hannahan's two-run double put the A's up in the second inning behind a sharp Dan Haren, then Oakland added three more runs in both the fifth and sixth frames to walk away. Mark Ellis homered among three hits, and Jack Cust went deep in the sixth.
A defensive miscue helped the A's go up early, and they piled on early to chase Paul Byrd in the fifth and delay the Indians' hopes of clinching the AL Central title. Despite losing, Cleveland's magic number was reduced to one after Detroit's loss.
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