Athletics 13, Indians 3: Lost weekend ends with sweep

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Tony Dejak | Associated Press
Eric Sogard beats the throw to Indians catcher Carlos Santana to score on Josh Donaldson’s single in the fifth inning. The Athletics outscored the Indians 30-6 in a three-game sweep.

CLEVELAND — Coco Crisp hooked a grounder toward Indians first baseman Nick Swisher, who corralled the ball, secured his balance and trotted to the bag to record the final out of the seventh inning yesterday.

The fans at Progressive Field — those remaining in their seats after sitting through the Indians’ weekend-long struggle — supplied Swisher with a mocking cheer for completing a routine play.

For the Indians, the routine has become arduous. The simple has become complex. The fundamental has become futile. The necessary has become seemingly impossible.

The Athletics sealed a three-game sweep yesterday with a 13-3 victory, one that again showed the Indians’ offensive and defensive deficiencies and overall inconsistency.


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