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Recap: Indians 3, Athletics 7
Boxscores    Line Movements    BT Movements
Game: 3
Venue: O.co Coliseum
Date: August 18, 2013 4:05 PM EDT
  

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Jason Kipnis stopped worrying about Cleveland's latest loss as soon as the final out was made.

There's no sense in letting it linger.

``It's go time,' Kipnis said after the Indians dropped a 7-3 decision to the Oakland Athletics on Sunday.

``We don't have time to sit around and fell sorry for ourselves about losing two of three here. It's time to take care of business.'

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The Indians, who have still won three of their past five, head to Los Angeles to take on the Angels and are 4 1/2 games behind in the AL wild card race.

``We're still playing good baseball,' Kipnis said. ``We're just losing close games to good teams.'

Cleveland went into the eighth inning down two runs, but an error on Nick Swisher allowed two unearned runs to score.

In fact, had Chris Young not been able to track down Michael Brantley's long drive to the center field wall to end the eighth, the game might have had a different outcome.

``He made a great play in center field, a real nice catch,' Kipnis said. ``That changed the game a lot.'

The Indians took advantage of an error and Kipnis' RBI single to tie the game in the top of the fifth inning, but Scott Kazmir (7-6) gave up a pair of solo home runs that gave the A's the lead again.

``That's the big point,' Kazmir said. ``We tie the game up and we needed that shut down inning. I just didn't do that.'

Kazmir had allowed only two home runs total over his previous nine starts. He was given a few extra days off since his last start, a move manager Terry Francona thinks will help Kazmir in the long run.

``He's fine. The layoff is good for his arm,' Francona said. ``He didn't command very well. A lot of deep counts. We fought back into it and we needed the shutdown inning and they hit the two solo home runs.'

Young hit his 11th home run off Kazmir to break a 3-all tie in the fifth. Three pitches later, Callaspo followed with his sixth homer and first since being acquired from the Los Angeles Angels in late July.

Kazmir allowed five runs and 10 hits over five innings. He walked two and struck out four. He needed 102 pitches to get through the outing.

``I feel fine. I wasn't able to hit my spots, especially early,' Kazmir said. ``I threw a lot of pitches early and that took its toll going into the later innings.'

Ryan Raburn homered for Cleveland, which has lost six of its past seven in Oakland.

Raburn homered in the second, hitting a towering solo shot that bounced high off the wall beyond the center field fence.

NOTES: Indians' IF Asdrubal Cabrera had his second straight multi-hit game since snapping an 0-for-20 streak. ... Kazmir lost his first day game this season and is 4-1 with a 3.46 ERA in seven day starts. ... Kipnis is batting .375 over his past six games. ... Indians C Yan Gomes is hitless in his past 11 at_bats and 3 for 16 on the road trip.

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 SERIES AT A GLANCE
GAME 1
Indians at Athletics
Fri, Aug 16 Final 2 to 3
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 2
Indians at Athletics
Sat, Aug 17 Final 7 to 1
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GAME 3
Indians at Athletics
Sun, Aug 18 Final 3 to 7
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 CLOSING LAS VEGAS LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 CLE  +122   -180   8.5 
 OAK  -132   +160   
LAS VEGAS LINE MOVEMENTS

 CLOSING SPORTSBOOK LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 CLE  +125   -180   8.5 
 OAK  -135   +160   
OFFSHORE LINE MOVEMENTS

 BETTING TRENDS
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 CLE  54%   17%   76% 
 OAK  46%   83%   24% 
BT MOVEMENTS

 MLB HEAD TO HEAD
 Aug 17, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 CLE 7 Cover: +135 
 OAK 1 Push: 8 
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 Aug 16, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 CLE 2 Under: 5 
 OAK 3 Cover: +100 
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 May 9, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 OAK 2 Over: 11 
 CLE 9 Cover: +108 
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 May 8, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 OAK 3 Under: 7 
 CLE 4 Cover: +100 
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 May 7, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 OAK 0 Under: 1 
 CLE 1 Cover: +100 
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 May 6, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 OAK 3 Over: 10 
 CLE 7 Cover: +100 
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 Mar 26, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 OAK 7 Cover: +100 
 CLE 6 Over: 13 
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 Feb 25, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 CLE 14 Cover: +105 
 OAK 10 Over: 24 
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 MLB RECAPS
 Sunday, Aug 18
 
    Royals at Tigers
1:05 PM EDT
    Giants at Marlins
1:10 PM EDT
    Rockies at Orioles
1:35 PM EDT
    Nationals at Braves
1:35 PM EDT
    Dodgers at Phillies
1:35 PM EDT
    Diamondbacks at Pirates
1:35 PM EDT
    Blue Jays at Rays
1:40 PM EDT
    Reds at Brewers
2:10 PM EDT
    White Sox at Twins
2:10 PM EDT
    Cardinals at Cubs
2:20 PM EDT
    Mariners at Rangers
3:05 PM EDT
    Astros at Angels
3:35 PM EDT
    Indians at Athletics
4:05 PM EDT
    Mets at Padres
4:10 PM EDT
    Yankees at Red Sox
8:05 PM EDT
 
 
 
  
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