The Cleveland Guardians defeated the Oakland Athletics at home on Thursday afternoon by a final score of 6-1, completing the sweep against Oakland and marking the fourth straight win for Cleveland.

For Cleveland (36-38), first baseman Josh Bell got the Guardians on the board in the 5th inning due to a solo homerun to tie the game at 1-1. That same inning, outfielder Myles Straw hit an RBI triple to give Cleveland a 2-1 lead. Catcher Cam Gallagher, shortstop Amed Rosario, and third baseman Jose Ramirez were each walked in the 8th inning with the bases loaded to score runs and extend the Guardians lead to 5-1. Later that same inning, outfielder Steven Kwan was able to score from third base due to a wild pitch from Oakland and give Cleveland a 6-1 lead and eventual win.

Starting pitcher Logan Allen went 4.0 innings, struck out five batters, and allowed two hits and three walks for no runs. Relief pitcher Nick Sandlin got his third win of the year for going 2.0 innings, striking out a batter, and allowing no hits and a walk for one earned run.

For Oakland (19-58), the only run on the day came in the 5th inning when shortstop Aledmys Diaz hit a sacrifice fly to give the Athletics a 1-0 lead. Oakland as a team accumulated only three hits, struck out seven times, and left five runners on-base.

Starting pitcher JP Sears suffered his fifth loss of the year for going 7.0 innings, striking out eight batters, and allowing four hits and a walk for two earned runs.

The Guardians will next be at home to begin a three-game series against the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday, June 23rd, with first pitch set for 7:10 p.m.