Oakland avoided a four-game sweep by the Indians Thursday afternoon after defeating the Tribe 7-0.
Gio Gonzalez went seven innings allowing four hits while striking out seven. Gonzalez has pitched well against the Tribe in his career. Including Thursday's start, he hasn't given up a run against Cleveland in 27 and 2/3's innings. With the win, Gonzalez is now 5-0 with a 0.25 ERA in six starts.
Fausto Carmona started for the Indians lasting six innings, giving four runs.
Cliff Pennington and Coco Crisp did most of the damage going a combined 7-10 with 5 RBI's.