Moreland 2 HRs, Bassitt AL-high 12th W, A’s bop Indians


Oakland Athletics’ Mitch Moreland is congratulated by teammates after hitting a solo home run in the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

CLEVELAND (AP) – Mitch Moreland homered twice, Chris Bassitt posted his AL-leading 12th win and the Oakland Athletics routed the Cleveland Indians 17-0 for their seventh straight victory.

Matt Chapman drew five walks for Oakland, one short of the major league record. Chapman scored three times and Matt Canha and Starling Marte each drove in three runs as the Athletics moved a season-high 18 games over .500.

Bassitt allowed three hits in six innings, striking out six and walking two.

The right-hander has a nine-game road winning streak, tying Bob Welch’s club record set in 1989-90.

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