First things first – the A’s appeared to get a game-tying homer from Adam Rosales with two outs in the ninth, and while the umpires reviewed the play, they did not reverse it. On all replays shown in the press box, the ball looked as if it struck a railing above the wall in left. A’s manager Bob Melvin was ejected after the umpires failed to reverse the call, and Rosales remained at second base with the original decision, a double.

Eric Sogard was hit by a pitch and John Jason walked, but Seth Smith grounded out and the A’s fell 4-3 – despite the apparent game-tying homer.

The A’s ended a scoreless-inning streak of 13 innings by scoring three times in the fourth tonight at Cleveland – and Daric Barton, back up just today, contributed a two-run single. A three-run lead, though, was not the ticket against the red-hot Indians, who got two solo homers in the sixth by Nick Swisher and Carlos Santana to tie the game and then jump ahead.

The A’s were at 13 consecutive scoreless innings heading into the fourth at Cleveland, and Smith and Jed Lowrie opened the inning with singles. Yoenis Cespedes forced Lowrie at second with a grounder, and Brandon Moss brought Smith in with a base hit to right.

Both runners advanced on a wild pitch, and with two outs, Barton knocked an 0-1 pitch from Justin Masterson into center field, driving in both men.