OAKLAND — Ubaldo Jimenez carried a no-hit bid into the sixth, Nick Swisher and Michael Bourn homered, and the Cleveland Indians beat the Oakland Athletics 7-1 on Saturday.
Jimenez (9-7) didn’t allow a hit until Josh Donaldson lined a run-scoring single to shallow center with two out in the sixth, ending the pitcher’s night after 105 pitches. He struck out eight and walked five.
Asdrubal Cabrera drove in two runs and Michael Brantley hit a pair of doubles for Cleveland.
Swisher drove the first pitch from Dan Straily over the right-field fence for his 13th home run, staking Jimenez to an early lead in the first. Cabrera later added a run-scoring single before hitting an RBI double in the sixth.
Jimenez plunked Josh Reddick in the right shoulder with one out in the sixth and Rich Hill began warming up in the bullpen. Jimenez walked Yoenis Cespedes on his 101st pitch and received a mound visit from pitching coach Mickey Callaway.
Brandon Moss then struck out swinging before Donaldson singled.
The A’s didn’t do much more.
Coco Crisp flied out as a pinch hitter with runners on the corners to end the eighth.
Swisher added an RBI single and Jason Kipnis a two-run single in the ninth as the Indians won for the fifth time in the first six meetings with the A’s after sweeping a four-game set at home in May.
Straily (6-7) extended his losing streak to five games. He is winless in six outings since being recalled from Triple-A Sacramento on July 20, though he had received no run support in three of those outings since the All-Star break.
He allowed three runs and six hits, struck out seven and matched his season high with four walks over 5 2/3 innings.
Cespedes went 1 for 3 with a walk on a day fans arrived more than four hours early to get his bobblehead.