OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Yoenis Cespedes homered and drove in three runs, Bartolo Colon won his third consecutive start at home and the Oakland Athletics beat the Cleveland Indians 8-5 on Saturday night.
Josh Donaldson had two hits and an RBI while Coco Crisp added two-run triple for Oakland, which won its third straight after entering the night one-half game behind Baltimore for the second wild-card spot in the American League.
Colon (10-9) struck out three and scattered five hits over eight innings while beating his former club for the sixth time in 10 starts. The burly right-hander didn’t give up a hit until the fourth and allowed only two runners past first base.
Carlos Santana, Shin-soo Choo and Brent Lillibridge homered for Cleveland, which has dropped four of five on its road trip.