Bradley Zimmer scored three hits, including an attack on the field by star Chris Bassett, and the Cleveland Indians beat the Oakland Athletics 4-2 Sunday.
Daniel Johnson, a native of Auckland and accompanied by a group of family and friends in the stands, made the first home run of his career and put in an outstanding display in defense to help the Indians win for the fifth time in their last six matches. Toys.
Zach Plessak has made six solid runs in his second round since he broke a finger on his right hand while removing his camisole in late May.
Seth Brown hit 11 homers for Oakland, who have lost five of their most recent six series.
Bassett (10-3) won 10 straight resolutions before suffering his first loss since April 6. He hit eight and allowed three runs in seven innings.
Zimmer hit his second home run to start a game to lead the Indians and added the RBI with a single for fifth. He also pushed Oscar Mercado in ninth.
Plesac (5-3) allowed two runs and four hits in six innings.
For the Indians, Dominican Amed Rosario 5-2, Jose Ramirez 5-0 and Franmil Reyes 3-0. Puerto Rican Roberto Perez 4-1. Colombian Mercado 4-0 with one goal.
For athletics, Dominican Ramon Laureano 3-1 and Venezuelan Elvis Andros 4-0.