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Party put off for Tribe
Athletics 9, Indians 3
Paul Byrd gave up six earned runs on nine hits in 4 1/3 innings. (Jeff Glidden/AP)
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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Series at a glance:
OAK
Oakland (75-81)
Won 1
Oakland 9, Cleveland 3   CLE
Cleveland (91-63)
Lost 1
September 22, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Oakland
0 2 0 1 3 3 0 0 0   9 15 0
Cleveland
0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0   3 10 1
Standings thru 9/22/07  |  Recap: OAK|CLE  |  Gameday  |  Athletics Stats  |  Indians Stats
OaklandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Stewart, LF5120000.288
Barton, 1B4110101.320
Swisher, CF-RF5232002.267
Cust, RF5222013.263
  DaVanon, CF0000000.213
Johnson, DH3000212.232
Ellis, 2B5233011.275
Scutaro, SS4110112.262
Hannahan, 3B5022032.293
Suzuki, C5010002.254
Totals4191594715 

BATTING
2B: Hannahan (11, Byrd), Stewart (21, Byrd), Barton (7, Byrd), Ellis (32, Mastny), Swisher (35, Mastny).
HR: Ellis (19, 4th inning off Byrd, 0 on, 0 out), Cust (26, 6th inning off Mastny, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Stewart 3; Barton 2; Swisher 4; Cust 5; Ellis 7; Scutaro; Hannahan 3; Suzuki.
RBI: Hannahan 2 (22), Ellis 3 (76), Swisher 2 (75), Cust 2 (82).
2-out RBI: Hannahan 2; Swisher; Cust 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Johnson; Hannahan 2; Suzuki.
Team LOB: 9.

 
ClevelandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Sizemore, CF5112021.272
Cabrera, 2B5110011.285
Hafner, DH4031101.256
Martinez, 1B4010013.301
Peralta, SS4000012.270
Blake, 3B4020010.267
Lofton, LF3010001.299
Gutierrez, RF4110003.272
Shoppach, C3000012.257
  a-Nixon, PH0000100.255
Totals3631032714 

a-Walked for Shoppach in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Hafner 2 (24, Haren, Haren), Cabrera (9, Blevins).
HR: Sizemore (24, 5th inning off Haren, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Sizemore 4; Cabrera 2; Hafner 5; Martinez; Blake 2; Lofton; Gutierrez.
RBI: Sizemore 2 (76), Hafner (96).
2-out RBI: Hafner.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Peralta; Shoppach; Martinez 2.
S: Lofton.
Team LOB: 9.

FIELDING
E: Shoppach (4, missed catch).
Outfield assists: Lofton (Hannahan at home).

 
OaklandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Haren (W, 15-8)6.07221613.12
Blevins 1.02110004.15
Lugo 1.01000005.36
Street 1.00001102.81
 
ClevelandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Byrd (L, 15-7)4.19662314.55
Mastny 1.24331214.67
Lee 2.01000106.40
Fultz 1.01001102.91

WP: Haren.
Pitches-strikes: Haren 106-68, Blevins 22-15, Lugo 9-6, Street 16-8, Byrd 84-59, Mastny 36-22, Lee 34-23, Fultz 18-8.
Ground outs-fly outs: Haren 7-5, Blevins 0-3, Lugo 2-1, Street 0-2, Byrd 6-3, Mastny 0-3, Lee 3-2, Fultz 1-1.
Batters faced: Haren 26, Blevins 5, Lugo 4, Street 4, Byrd 23, Mastny 10, Lee 7, Fultz 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Mastny 3-2.
Umpires: HP: Greg Gibson. 1B: Larry Vanover. 2B: James Hoye. 3B: Tony Randazzo.
Weather: 69 degrees, clear.
Wind: 5 mph, In from CF.
T: 3:05.
Att: 40,663.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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