A's left-hander Brett Anderson looked sharp for 5 1/3 innings, allowing just one run on five hits, as the A's beat the Indians 6-4 for their fourth straight win.

Anderson improved to 5-3 on the season, despite having to leave the game with a cervical strain in the sixth inning.

The 31-year-old actually suffered the injury an inning earlier when he ducked to avoid a broken bat. The A's training staff came out to examine him, but he stayed in the game to finish the fifth inning.

Anderson came back out to start the sixth, but exited after two batters with discomfort in his neck.

"It's a little sore, a little stiff, but should be fine going forward," Anderson told reporters after the game. "Kind of another fluky thing that probably I only have to deal with. I break a guy's bat and I don't know where the barrel is going, and my neck starts to spasm up."

A's manager Bob Melvin didn't seem too concerned about Anderson missing time.