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Athletics turn to Gaudin to stop skid, face Indians

Jun 25, 2007 - 12:54 PM Oakland (39-35) at Cleveland (43-31) 7:05 pm EDT

CLEVELAND (Ticker) - Trying to erase the memory of a sweep and avoid their longest losing streak in over a year, the Oakland Athletics turn to righthander Chad Gaudin.

Gaudin and the Athletics hope to stop a three-game slide when they face the Cleveland Indians in the opener of a four-game series on Monday.

Oakland was swept in a three-game series over the weekend against the New York Mets. In the midst of their third three-game losing streak this season, the A's have not dropped four in a row since May 20-26, 2006.

Gaudin (6-2, 3.05 ERA) toes the rubber looking to bounce back from his first loss in his last nine starts. The righthander allowed four runs and seven hits in 6 2/3 innings in a 5-2 loss to Cincinnati on Tuesday.

The Indians counter with Cliff Lee (4-4, 5.46), who is looking to win his third consecutive start. The lefthander allowed a run and five hits in seven innings of a 10-1 win over Philadelphia last Monday. The 28-year-old has yielded just four runs in 12 total innings over his last two starts.

Cleveland is looking to rebound from dropping two of three over the weekend at Washington, including a 3-1 loss on Sunday. The Indians have lost 12 of 21 overall to fall out of first in the American League Central.








  • AL
    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    OAKLAND 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 9 0
    CLEVELAND 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 2 x 5 9 1 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: OAK - CHAD GAUDIN, RICH HARDEN (7TH), ALAN EMBREE (8TH) AND JASON
    KENDALL
    CLE - C.C. SABATHIA AND VICTOR MARTINEZ

    HOME RUNS: OAK - NONE
    CLE - TRAVIS HAFNER (11) O

    Jun 25 9:29 PM


  • AL
    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY JASON MICHAELS SCORED JHONNY PERALTA.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, J MICHAELS ON SECOND, R GARKO ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: OAKLAND 2
    CLEVELAND 5 BOTTOM, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: F GUTIERREZ (.275, 0-FOR-3)

    Athletics vs. IndiansJun 25 9:11 PM


  • AL
    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JHONNY PERALTA SCORED VICTOR MARTINEZ.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J PERALTA ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: OAKLAND 2
    CLEVELAND 4 BOTTOM, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: R GARKO (.293, 1-FOR-2, BB, 2 RBI)

    Athletics vs. IndiansJun 25 9:07 PM


  • AL
    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY RYAN GARKO SCORED TRAVIS HAFNER AND JHONNY
    PERALTA.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, R GARKO ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: OAKLAND 2
    CLEVELAND 3 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: T NIXON (.240, 0-FOR-1)

    Athletics vs. IndiansJun 25 8:04 PM


  • AL
    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY TRAVIS HAFNER (11) TO RIGHT WITH 0 OUT IN
    THE 2ND OFF CHAD GAUDIN.
    CURRENT SCORE: OAKLAND 2, CLEVELAND 1
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: J PERALTA (.281, 12 HR, 42 RBI)

    Athletics vs. IndiansJun 25 7:33 PM


  • AL
    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY MARK KOTSAY SCORED BOBBY CROSBY.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, M KOTSAY ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: OAKLAND 2
    CLEVELAND 0 TOP, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR OAKLAND: J KENDALL (.216, 1 HR, 20 RBI)

    Athletics vs. IndiansJun 25 7:21 PM


  • AL
    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    GROUND OUT BY DAN JOHNSON SCORED JACK CUST.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, B CROSBY ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: OAKLAND 1
    CLEVELAND 0 TOP, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR OAKLAND: M KOTSAY (.244, 1 HR, 7 RBI)

    Athletics vs. IndiansJun 25 7:20 PM