Cloud or no cloud, Bartolo Colon remains an effective pitcher for the A's, who beat the Brewers today 6-1 to win another series. Colon was listed in an ESPN report on Tuesday as a candidate to be suspended by Major League Baseball for his link to the Biogenesis clinic in Florida, even though he already served a 50-game suspension. Wednesday, the 40-year-old pitched seven innings for his fourth straight victory. The Brewers scored in the first-inning run on Carlos Gomez's triple to center, snapping Colon's scoreless streak at 18 innings. Gomez knocked in Jean Segura, who reached when Colon mishandled his comebacker, which was ruled a hit. The A's tied it in the fifth and scored five times in the seventh, twice on Josh Donaldson's bases-loaded single and threw more on Brandon Moss' home run, the 12,000th in A's franchise history, dating to the Philadelphia days. Last month, Moss hit the 7,000th homer in the team's Oakland history. He was 2-for-31 before his latest homer. Colon made his first first appearance against Milwaukee since Aug. 9, 2002, when he was a Montreal Expo. He threw 93 pitches (66 strikes) while scattering eight hits and striking out four - he has yielded three runs in his last four starts, covering 30 innings.
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San Francisco Chronicle | Jun 6