The Indians won for the ninth time in 10 games Wednesday night because instant replay said no way to the Oakland A's.

After a review of Adam Rosales' long drive to the top of the 19-foot wall in left-center field was ruled a double instead of a game-tying home run with two outs in the ninth inning, closer Chris Perez pitched into and out of a bases-loaded jam to save the Indians' 4-3 victory at Progressive Field.

The Indians, 7-1 on this homestand, are three games above break even at 17-14 for the first time this season.

The A's, who have lost five of their last seven games, were furious when umpire Angel Hernandez emerged from the tunnel behind home plate and ruled that Rosales had to stay at second. Manager Bob Melvin, who requested the review, stormed onto the field to argue and was ejected.

"He said it was inconclusive," said Melvin. "The umpires are the only four people in the ballpark who could say that's inconclusive. Everybody else said it was a home run, including their announcers when I came in here later and watched the replay."

Replays indicated that Rosales' drive hit the railing above the left field wall, bounced off the pad and then back onto the field.

"I don't get it," said Melvin. "I don't know what the explanation would be when everybody else in the ballpark knew it was a home run. When I looked at it later, clearly it hit the railing behind the wall. I'm at a loss. A complete loss."

Hernandez told a pool reporter after the game: "It wasn't evident on the TV we had (that) it was a home run. I don't know what kind of replay you had, but you can't reverse a call unless there is 100 percent evidence and there wasn't 100 percent evidence."

Said Rosales: "You saw it. Everybody saw it. I think everybody thought it was a home run except the umpires."

Perez started the ninth with two quick outs before Rosales' drive. Off the bat, he thought it was a homer.

"For me personally, I was on the right side of it," said Perez. "I'm sure I'll see the replay on 'SportCenter' a couple of times tonight. You feel bad for the umpires and the other side.

"Melvin came out livid afterward. They reviewed it and you can't argue the review. ... Like I said it's a tough pill to swallow over there, but we'll take it every day over here."