The A's managed to battle back to within a run in the bottom of the inning. Josh Donaldson had an RBI double, Derek Norris picked up an RBI groundout and Cliff Pennington hit an RBI single to bring the score to 4-3. Chris Carter knotted things up in the bottom of the fifth with a sacrifice fly that drove in Yoenis Cespedes.
Donaldson was able to break the tie in the bottom of the eighth with a clutch bases-loaded RBI single and Pennington added an insurance run with a sacrifice fly. The Indians went quietly the rest of the way for the A's to pick up a big win on a night where both the Texas Rangers and Los Angeles Angels lost.