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Cle 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
Oak 0 0 1 1 3 2 0 0 X 7 12 0
Date of game: 8/19/2012

Recap: Oakland vs. Cleveland

Oakland, CA (Sports Network) - After former Cleveland Indian Bartolo Colon shut down the Tribe Saturday, it was another ex-Indian who caused havoc Sunday.

Coco Crisp smacked a three-run homer among his three hits and drove in a career-high five runs as the Oakland Athletics blanked the Indians, 7-0, in the finale of a three-game set.

Crisp is the first former Indian to tally five RBI against the club since Paul Sorrento did it on May 3, 1998 as a member of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.

"He's a guy who we rely on at the top of the order," A's manager Bob Melvin said of Crisp. "He creates havoc up there, and he also comes up big."

Jarrod Parker (8-7), who was 0-3 with a 5.71 earned run average in August coming in, spun eight innings of six-hit ball for Oakland, which has won four straight on the heels of a three-game losing streak.

Brandon Moss cracked a solo shot and Cliff Pennington scored three runs.

Justin Masterson (9-11) surrendered seven runs on nine hits and a walk for the Indians, who have dropped five consecutive contests.

"We were completely outplayed by these guys, especially outpitched, the whole series," Cleveland manager Manny Acta said.

The Indians were outscored 21-9 in the set.

The A's plated a run in the third and fourth innings before adding three in the fifth and two more in the sixth.

Crisp snuck an RBI single through the hole on the right side in the third, Moss ripped a solo shot to right field in the fourth and Crisp golfed a three- run blast down the right field line in the fifth for a 5-0 A's advantage.

Jemile Weeks lined an RBI double and Crisp added a run-scoring single in the sixth to make it 7-0.

Ryan Cook picked up the final three outs to preserve Oakland's 11th shutout of the season.

Game Notes

The A's are 22-12 since the All-Star break, the best record in the American League ... Oakland was 3-for-9 with runners in scoring position, while Cleveland finished 0-for-7 ... Time of game: 2:25.

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