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Anderson dominates Indians in A's win

OAKLAND - Brett Anderson pitched six shutout innings and had a career-high 10 strikeouts, Nomar Garciaparra added two hits and an RBI and the Oakland Athletics stayed hot with a 2-1 win over the slumping Cleveland Indians Friday night.

Rajai Davis added a pair of singles and reached 40 steals for Oakland, which won its fifth straight and 10th in the last 12.

Jeff Gray and Craig Breslow pitched one scoreless inning apiece and Brad Ziegler worked the ninth.

Michael Brantley and Kelly Shoppach had two hits apiece for Cleveland, which fell to 0-5 on its current seven-game road trip and has lost 15 of its last 18 overall.

Anderson (10-10) allowed only two singles and a pair of doubles and didn't allow a runner past second base while winning his third straight start. The right-hander only ran into trouble once, in the sixth when he gave up a one-out double to Brantley and walked Shin-Soo Choo with two outs but Anderson got Jhonny Peralta to strike out looking to end the threat.

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