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OAKLAND, CA -- Bradley Zimmer was called upon to bat lead off with Cesar Hernandez receiving the day off, and he made a statement. The Cleveland center fielder jumped on the first pitch of the game, sending it over the center field wall. Zimmer ripped a 2-out RBI single in the top half of the 9th inning to give the Indians the all important insurance run. Bullpen veteran Bryan Shaw shut the door on the Indians to secure a 4-2 win over the Athletics, taking the three game weekend set.
Zach Plesac took the hill with a predetermined pitch count of high 80's and was magnificent. The right hander handled the Athletics lineup giving up two earned runs on 4 hits, striking out 3 batters while walking one. Hometown kid Daniel Johnson launched his first career homer on a solo shot in the
Sunday's victory marked Cleveland's first series win in Oakland since the 2014 season. The tribe will head to Houston to take on the most controversial team in baseball in a three game series. First pitch on Monday evening is set for 8:10 pm ET at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas. Check out highlights from tonight's game below!