Cleveland Guardians stay hot, cruising past Oakland Athletics 6-3
Published: Jun 13, 2022 07:51 PM
Cal Quantrill gave up one run over six innings and Jose Ramirez drove in three runs as the Cleveland Guardians rolled to a 6-3 victory over the visiting Oakland Athletics on Sunday.

Quantrill (4-3, 3.38) ­allowed one run and two walks with four strikeouts as he pitched at least six innings in his ninth consecutive start. The only run he allowed came on the second batter of the game when Oakland's Ramon Laureano hit a home run. The Guardians won three of four games to take their fourth consecutive series, while winning for the 10th time in their last 13 games.

Guardians closer Emmanuel Clase pitched a scoreless ninth inning for his 11th save.

The Guardians jumped on Cole Irvin (2-3) for three runs in the first to take the lead for good. Myles Straw and Amed Rosario scored on a double by Jose Ramirez. Owen Miller's RBI single scored Ramirez for a 3-1 Cleveland advantage.

The Guardians added two more runs in the sixth for a 5-1 lead. Straw singled and came home on a Rosario double. With two outs, Oakland manager Mark Kotsay intentionally walked Miller to set up a lefty-lefty matchup with Josh Naylor, who singled to drive in Rosario.

Cleveland added an insurance run in the seventh when Austin Hedges scored on a fielder's choice by Ramirez for a 6-1 advantage. Ramirez now has 59 RBIs on the season.

Oakland's Christian Bethancourt and Seth Brown hit back-to-back home runs in the eighth to narrow the deficit to 6-3.

Bethancourt, who also hit a double in addition to his fourth home run, went nine-for-17 in the series with three home runs and five RBIs. Brown also had three home runs in the series with eight on the season.

Irvin pitched 5 2/3 innings and surrendered six hits, five runs (four earned) and one walk. He struck out three

Naylor and Quantrill narrowly avoided a collision in the infield on a popup by Sean Murphy in the sixth. Naylor somersaulted after catching the ball and Quantrill ended up on his knees.