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A's defeat Indians 7-3, take series

  • Oakland Athletics' Alberto Callaspo, center, is high-fived by teammates in the dugout after his solo home run against the Cleveland Indians during the fifth inning of a baseball game on Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

OAKLAND — Manager Bob Melvin shuffled the Athletics batting order and got the type of production he was looking for from the top of the lineup.

Chris Young and Alberto Callaspo, hitting in the No. 6 and 8 spots, provided a nice boost as well.

Young and Callaspo homered in the fifth inning and Oakland beat the Cleveland Indians 7-3 on Sunday.

"That's always nice when you get contributions all over," Melvin said. "We feel like we have just as good a chance to score down in the lineup as we do up in the lineup."

Jed Lowrie, batting leadoff for only the third time this season, had two hits and scored twice for Oakland. Josh Donaldson drove in three runs as the A's pulled within a half-game of AL West-leading Texas.


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